How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals: Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

The Department of Internal Medicine offers both categorical (three years) and preliminary (one year) residency training programs. Be sure to indicate on your application the program(s) to which you are applying.

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Be sure to include anything you would like us to know about your academic achievements, scholastic honors, research experience, publications, occupational history, extracurricular activities, outside interests, family, etc.

We require the following documentation with your application:

  • The Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation. Two must be from full-time members of your Department of Medicine regarding your performance during your clinical clerkship in medicine. We do not require a Chairman's letter but are particularly interested in letters of recommendation from your attending physician during any medicine subinternship or externship performed during your senior year.
  • An official medical school transcript, including all grades for required clerkships
  • Your scores on Part I and, if available, Part II of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE)
  • Your personal statement

Please be aware that the UT Southwestern Graduate Medical Education Committee recently adopted a requirement effective July 2011 for successful completion of USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and 2CS prior to employment by the residency programs.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Phone: 214-648-2287
Fax: 214-648-7550

International Applicants

The UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Before an application is accepted, all requirements specified by the NRMP must be met. If you have not done so, please contact the NRMP office:

National Resident Matching Program
2450 N. Street, NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20037-1141

We also participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE THE ERAS PROGRAM. It is important to note that UT Southwestern's Department of Internal Medicine only accepts permanent residents or J-1 ECFMG sponsored visas. We do NOT offer H1-B visas.

In order for us to consider your application, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have scored 205 or above on the first attempt for both Part 1 and Part II CK of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE).
  • You must hold the standard Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) by January 31, 2014.
  • U.S. clinical experience is not required but is preferred.
  • You must have graduated from medical school within the last five years. Exceptions to this requirement will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must submit three letters of recommendation. Two of those letters should be from your medical school. However, if you have U.S. clinical experience, those recommendations are also acceptable.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Phone: 214-648-2287
Fax: 214-648-7550