How to Apply

The Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics offers a categorical (four year) Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program. 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:

  • Dean's letter of recommendation (Medical Student Performance Letter)
  • Four letters of recommendation. We encourage a letter from your Chair (or designee) from both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments. We prefer at least one other letter be from an internal medicine or pediatric faculty member who is able to assess your clinical skills and abilities.
  • 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
  • Curriculum vitae (ERAS generated)

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

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 Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics only accept permanent residents or J-1 ECFMG certified visas. We do NOT offer H1-B visas.

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

  • While we do not require a minimum USMLE score, it is unusual for us to accept a candidate who has failed the USMLE.
  • You must hold the standard Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) by January 31, 2017.
  • U.S. clinical experience is not required but is preferred.
  • Medical school graduation date of 2010 or later. Exceptions to this requirement will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must submit four 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 encouraged.