Information for Applicants

Applications: The program only accepts applications through ERAS.

Internal Medicine Residency

US Graduates: For best consideration, you should apply by October 16. Application deadline is December 15.

Foreign Medical Graduates: For best consideration you should apply by September 15th. Application deadline is October 15th.

Special Requirements

  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within the last three years.
  • Applicants should have substantive hands-on clinical experience (not observership) in a physician role of at least two months in a US academic institution within the last year.
  • Although there is no set cutoff score, applicants should score at least 210 on USMLE Step I and Step II to be competitive with our usual applicant pool.
  • International medical graduates must be US citizens, be permanent residents, or be eligible for J-1 visas. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 visas. The USMLE cutoff score for IMGs is 220.
  • Must apply via ERAS. No pre-match positions.
  • ECFMG certification before issuance of training license.

Available Positions for 2016-2017

Categorical Positions: 28

Preliminary Positions: 6. We give priority for interviews to UNM students, applicants applying to UNM programs requiring a preliminary year, and individuals with ties to New Mexico. For those applying to Anesthesiology, the Anesthesiology program will contact us if you are a candidate for the advanced position.

Neurology Preliminary Positions: 4. Neurology preliminary positions are chosen in partnership with the Neurology program. Interviews are conducted together and coordinated by the Neurology Department. Names of applicants for Internal Medicine and Neurology positions are submitted in the same order in the rank list to optimize the opportunities for our applicants who want to do all four years of training at UNM.

Materials Required

  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Internal Medicine Chair's letter (may be written by a Chair's designee)
  • At least two additional letters of reference and recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores

Facts and Figures

Balloons over HSC during Balloon FiestaThe Department of Internal Medicine postgraduate training program at the UNM Health Sciences Center's School of Medicine:

  • is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • meets the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • makes PGY I level appointments through the National Resident Matching Program
  • has 247 IM faculty at University Hospital (UH) and Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC). These are the major physician-teaching sites in Albuquerque.

After Residency:

  • Approximately 50 percent of our residents pursue further fellowship training and 50 percent practice as generalists
  • Recent graduating residents in the past 5 years have matched at University of Arizona, University of California Irvine, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Louisville, Mayo Clinic, University of Texas Southwestern, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University and other fine institutions.
  • 95 percent of our residents match into their chosen fields. Approximately 40 percent of current UNM subspecialty fellows are UNM internal medicine graduates.