Internal Medicine Residency
A large and diverse patient population at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas provides program residents with ample exposure to rare and common diseases. Residents also gain exposure to a variety of health care delivery systems including Medicare, Medicaid, indigent care, managed care, and private payors.
  • Letter from the Chairman

    Dear Prospective Applicant:

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, located in North Dallas, is an academic teaching hospital committed to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training by practicing evidence-based medical care in a diverse community setting while instilling the values of pursuit of knowledge, collegiality, humanism, research, and medical stewardship in our medical residents and faculty while supporting each individual's passions and goals.

    Since the late 1970s, the faculty members and the house staff have worked together to develop a rich and diverse curriculum. The curriculum provides a broad spectrum of learning, yet allows the resident to build upon this fundamental core of knowledge and pursue either a subspecialty track, a primary care track, or a hospitalist track. The curriculum allows the resident to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to maintain a systematic and continuous process of self-learning, including critical analysis of the medical literature and medical statistics. The curriculum also provides the resident with exposure to other areas of medicine including neurology, dermatology, emergency medicine, and allergy and immunology. Medical students rotating from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School also give the residents ample opportunity to teach.

    The Department of Medicine has well over 100 full-time and part-time faculty. The faculty serve as admitting and teaching attendings as well as consultants on the subspecialty services. The faculty guide the residents as they care for patients yet know the importance of giving them autonomy. There is excellent rapport between our faculty and the housestaff. The Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas provides all categorical internal medicine residents exposure to clinical research. I hope you will be able to visit our campus so that you may better appreciate our program, see our beautiful facilities, and meet the faculty and house staff. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Feldman, M.D., M.A.C.P.

    William O. Tschumy Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
    Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

    Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, Texas

  • Residency Experience

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is one of 17 acute-care hospitals in the Texas Health Resources hospital network, the largest healthcare system in North Texas. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is a 898-bed community hospital located in North Dallas. It is a Level II trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and Joint Commission Certified in chest pain and heart failure. Texas Health Dallas is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and honor that recognizes hospitals for excellence in nursing. Texas Health Dallas joins an elite group of just three percent of U.S. hospitals to have been honored with Magnet designation multiple times.

    A large and diverse patient population provides the residents with ample exposure to rare as well as common diseases. Residents also gain exposure to a variety of health care delivery systems including Medicare, Medicaid, indigent care, managed care, and private payors. The diversity of patient population and health care delivery systems assures that residents have exposure to the full spectrum of medical problems. Residents provide increasingly independent patient care as they progress to the next postgraduate year level. By completion of their Internal Medicine training, all residents are able to provide independent comprehensive medical care, even for patients with the most complicated and serious illnesses.

    Inpatient Experience

    Residents receive admissions from the emergency room, private attending physicians, the ambulatory clinic patient population, and two hospitalist groups. Each ward team, which is on call every fifth night, consists of one resident and one or two interns. Each intern cares for a maximum of 10 patients at a time.

    Interns are responsible for admitting/discharging patients, writing orders and daily progress notes, and following up on tests. The resident is encouraged to develop teaching skills and review medical literature in order to provide the interns with guidance to manage patients optimally. Each member of the ward team is scheduled four days off per month.

    Formal teaching rounds are conducted three times a week by a faculty member. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment plans for patients are discussed in detail. Medical students from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School complete their third year clerkships at Texas Health Dallas and are assigned to each ward team.

    ICU Experience

    The ICU rotation is an opportunity for residents to develop proficiency in the care and management of critically ill patients. ICU multidisciplinary rounds allow all team members to collaborate to determine the best course of treatment for patients, emphasizing quality care and patient safety. The team consists of intensivists, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and social workers. Texas Health Dallas uses an "open" ICU system which facilitates continuity of care and communication between the ICU and primary team.

    Continuity Clinic

    Categorical residents spend one half day per week in the Internal Medicine Clinic. Residents are assigned patients for whom they are responsible during the entire three-year training experience. This continuity of care model provides residents with exposure to a patient care setting similar to one many will enter upon completion of their training. An additional month, dedicated to ambulatory medicine, must also be completed in the second or third year of training.

    The clinic staff consists of two faculty, registered nurses, medical assistants and a patient care representative. A multidisciplinary approach to patient care is practiced utilizing the services of nurses for patient education as well as a pharmacist and a registered dietician who specializes in diabetes education.

    Subspecialty Experience

    In addition to providing primary care for hospitalized patients, residents at all levels perform subspecialty consultations. Each resident will have the opportunity to spend at least one month in each subspecialty of Internal Medicine. One-on-one teaching and mentoring from faculty provide an optimal subspecialty learning experience. Interns and residents have no scheduled night call responsibilities while on consultation services and generally do not work on weekends.

    Private Practice Experience

    Faculty members have very active private practices. The residents have the opportunity to work with these physicians in their offices. This experience provides exposure to both the medical as well as the business issues of private practice.

  • Preliminary Experience

    Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas offers six one-year preliminary internship positions for applicants planning on continuing with specialty training elsewhere. Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas engages all team members including those who are with the program for only one year. Our "prelims" experience the same challenges as the categorical interns with some exceptions. The preliminary interns do not work in the outpatient clinic but have the opportunity to work in many subspecialty outpatient clinics. They are offered the same elective opportunities and subspecialty experiences with a focus on their future specialty training. Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas continues to attract many talented preliminary applicants and sends them to their respective specialty training programs with the confidence and experiences that will help them succeed.

  • Schedules

    The Internal Medicine Curriculum is a well-balanced mix of inpatient and outpatient experiences in general internal medicine and the subspecialties. This enables the resident to become an excellent primary care physician and provides a solid internal medicine foundation for the resident entering a subspecialty fellowship.

    FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR   THIRD YEAR
    6 months of General  
    Medicine Wards*
    5 months of General  
    Medicine Wards*
    1 month of ICU**
    4 weeks of Emergency 
    Medicine
    5 months of General
    Medicine Wards*
    1 month of ICU**
    1 month of Day Float***
    1 month of ICU**
    4 months of Electives/Selectives**** 5 months of Electives/Selectives**** 6 months of Electives/Selectives****

    * During the general medicine ward months, residents are on-call every fifth night. All residents receive five days off per month (a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday). Additional vacation days are not permitted.

    ** During the ICU months,  residents work Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to no later than 6 p.m. Residents are not on-call at night and have weekends off. Vacation days are not permitted.

    *** During the day float month, residents will admit 1-2 patients with the on-call team in the morning and then cross-cover for the post call team in the afternoon. They will have every fifth day off and categorical residents will attend clinic at least twice a month. Vacation days are not permitted.

    **** During the elective/selective months, residents work Monday through Friday. Residents do not take overnight call and are generally allowed to take up to five consecutive vacation days during the elective/selective months.

    The following is a list of Selective rotations that categorical residents must complete during their three-year residency:

    1 month of Ambulatory Medicine 1 month of Infectious Diseases
    1 month of Cardiology 1 month of Nephrology
    1 month of Endocrinology 1 month of Neurology
    1 month of Gastroenterology 1 month of Pulmonary Medicine or a second month of Gastroenterology
    1 month of Geriatrics 1 month of Rheumatology
    1 month of Hematology-Oncology

    The following is a list of Elective rotations:

    Allergy/Immunology*   Geriatrics Ophthalmology
    Ambulatory Medicine Hematology/Oncology Private Practice
    Cardiology Infectious Diseases Pulmonary Medicine
    Dermatology* Nephrology Radiology
    Endocrinology Neurology Rheumatology
    Gastroenterology    

    *Can do combined month with 2 weeks each

  • Conferences
    Core Curriculum Lecture Series

    The core curriculum lecture series is held at noon every Monday and Thursday. Faculty from each subspecialty of internal medicine present lectures covering basic science and pathophysiology. This series also includes lectures on neurology, psychiatry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pain management, emergency medicine, dermatology, geriatrics, sleep medicine, and a variety of other topics.

    Clinical Update in Internal Medicine

    This conference is held every Wednesday at noon. Nationally recognized experts and our faculty are invited to present the latest updates in their field. Each month a different subspecialty of internal medicine is highlighted.

    Patient Safety & Quality Improvement - Clinical Pathological Conference (CPC)

    CPC is held one Friday a month at noon. A challenging case is presented by a resident and discussed by a faculty member after relevant imaging is presented by a radiologist. A pathologist then reviews pathology and the final diagnosis.

    Potpourri

    Potpourri conference is held two Fridays a month at noon. Residents present two of the most interesting patients seen in the last month. The presenting resident, faculty and program directors emphasize teaching points.

    Patient Safety & Quality Improvement - Morbidity and Mortality Conference

    Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference is held one Friday a month at noon. Residents present patients who expired or had unexpected complications. Teaching points and learning opportunities are emphasized by the presenting resident, faculty, and program directors.

    Interns' Conference

    Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, the interns meet with Dr. Feldman or Dr. Goodman to discuss recent cases. Interns develop presentation skills and diagnostic abilities and gain an appreciation for pathophysiology of the disease state.

    Coffee with Cardiology

    Coffee with Cardiology is held every Friday from 7:30 to 8 a.m. At this conference the Cardiology faculty teach the cardiac exam, EKG interpretation, differential diagnosis and management of cardiac diseases.

    Morning Report

    The program directors and core faculty conduct Morning Report daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 to 10:00 a.m. Cases admitted the night before are presented. Diagnosis and management are discussed. The conference is attended by upper level residents on the ward service.

    Journal Club

    A resident-led Journal Club is held twice a month on Tuesdays at noon. Residents and faculty participate in the discussion of recent medical literature, applying the concepts of evidence-based medicine and biostatistics to evaluate published research studies.

    Residents' Conference

    Once a year, each resident presents a one-hour talk on an internal medicine topic of his or her choice. This residents' conference is held every other Tuesday at noon.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    AM
    • Interns' Conference
    • Coffee with
      Cardiology
    Noon
    • Core Curriculum
      Lecture Series
    • Journal Club
    • Residents' Conference
    • Clinical Update in
      Internal Medicine
    • Core Curriculum
      Lecture Series
    • Clinical Pathological Conference
      Potpourri
    • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    PM
  • Stipends and Benefits
    Current Salaries (2019-2020)
    • PGY-1: $58,199.00
    • PGY-2: $60,122.00
    • PGY-3: $62,570.00
    Insurance

    Health insurance including major medical, life, personal accident, long-term disability, vision, and dental are provided for the resident and his/her family. Medical malpractice insurance also is provided.

    Paid Time Off

    Trainees are eligible to receive twenty-five (25) weekdays of paid time off (PTO) per academic year. PTO is available for any reason except for days off resulting from a work-related injury or illness or short-term or long-term disability, to which separate policies apply. Examples of PTO include vacation, non-work-related illness, illness of a dependent, bereavement (beyond what is allocated per THR policy), maternity/paternity leave, and holiday, USMLE Step 3 testing, and job/fellowship interviews.

    Memberships and Subscriptions

    Memberships are provided for the following: Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and American College of Physicians. Subscriptions are provided for the New England Journal of Medicine and The Annals of Internal Medicine. UpToDate is available from any computer on campus. Categorical residents receive a copy of the MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) board review books. Graduating categorical residents also receive a copy of the GI textbook edited by Dr. Feldman, "Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease."

    Call Rooms

    Individual call rooms are provided on the 10th floor of the main building. Each room has cable television, queen size bed, refrigerator, and private bathroom and shower.

    Food Allowance

    The department and hospital provide food at morning and noon conferences. In addition, each resident receives $950 per year to be used in the hospital cafeteria.

    Retirement Plan

    Residents can opt to participate in the employer-sponsored retirement plan (401k). After one year of service, Texas Health Resources will match your contribution up to 6 percent of your pay as long as you contribute 2 percent or more of your eligible pay to the 401k Plan. The matching contribution from Texas Health is 75 cents for each dollar you contribute, up to 6 percent of eligible pay.

    Dealey Childcare Center

    The hospital has an on-site childcare center for residents with children. Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

    Board Review Course

    After graduation, third-year residents are given the opportunity to attend an internal medicine board review course. Airfare, hotel, course registration, and meal allowance, up to $2,100, are provided by the program.

    Parking

    Covered parking is provided free to all residents, and a skywalk connects the parking garage to the main hospital.

    Resident Lounge

    A resident lounge is located on the 10th floor of the main hospital. The lounge is equipped with computer workstations, study areas, and an area to relax. Residents are given shared lockers to store their belongings.

    Fitness Facilities

    Residents have the opportunity to join the Finley Ewing Cardiovascular Center, a 76,000 square foot facility with an indoor track, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, aerobic classes, basketball court, and indoor pool. The center's health professionals include exercise physiologists, fitness specialists, dieticians, personal trainers, physical therapists, registered nurses, and massage therapists. Specialty services include cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, personal training, weight loss, smoking cessation, CPR, and massage therapy. The monthly cost of a single membership is $37 and a family membership is $54. The initiation fee is waived for residents.

    Pagers, Coats and Scrubs

    Pagers are provided at no cost to the resident. Two monogrammed white coats and scrubs are provided for the internship year. One additional monogrammed white coat and set of scrubs will be provided for each subsequent training year.

    Professional Meetings

    Residents are encouraged to attend professional meetings. Allowances are available at the discretion of the program director. Financial support is available to residents presenting a lecture, abstract, or poster.

  • Faculty

    Program Director
    Mark Feldman, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine

    Associate Program Director
    Rahul Gill, M.D.

    Allergy
    Gary N. Gross, M.D., Chief
    Matthew Feldman, M.D.
    Michael E. Ruff, M.D.
    Dania Wierzbicki, M.D.

    Cardiology
    Jorge Cheirif, M.D., Chief
    Martin R. Berk, M.D.
    Robert E. Brockie, M.D.
    Tony Das, M.D.
    Matthew Dickson, M.D.
    David Harper, M.D.
    John Harper, M.D.
    Tulika Jain, M.D.
    Darryl Kawalsky, M.D.
    Carter King, M.D.
    Charles Lampe, M.D.
    Brian Le, M.D.
    Charles Levin, M.D.
    Steven C. Meyer, M.D.
    David Musselman, M.D.
    Parin Parikh, M.D.
    James Park, M.D.
    Kenneth Saland, M.D.
    Jack W. Spitzberg, M.D.
    Dale Yoo, M.D.

    Dermatology
    Melissa Costner, M.D., Chief
    Corinne Erickson, M.D.
    J.B. Foshee, M.D.
    Rachel Gordon, M.D.
    James H. Herndon Jr., M.D.
    Peter Hino, M.D.
    Mary Hurley, M.D.
    Sonya Jagwani, M.D.
    Flora Kim, M.D.
    Erica Muller, M.D.
    Melissa Rubenstein, M.D.

    Emergency Medicine
    Ramano Sprueil, M.D.
    Mark Till, M.D.

    Endocrinology
    Richard Sachson, M.D., Chief
    Stephen Dorfman, M.D.
    Elizabeth King, M.D.
    Audrey Miklius, M.D.
    Heidi Shea, M.D.
    Jaime Wiebel, M.D.

    Gastroenterology
    Rajeev Jain, M.D., Chief
    Abrar Ahmed, M.D.
    Sami Arslanlar, M.D.
    Amit P. Desai, M.D.
    Mark Feldman, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Andrew Gottesman, M.D.
    James Hakert, M.D.
    John Lee, M.D.
    Michael Nunez, M.D.
    Viral Patel, M.D.
    Kimberly Persley, M.D.
    William Stevens, M.D.
    Howard Weiner, M.D.

    Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine
    Christine Becker, M.D., Chief, GIM
    Diana Kerwin, M.D., Chief, Geriatrics
    Kim Allen, M.D.
    Glenn Burnett, M.D.
    Mitchell Carroll, M.D.
    Shounak Das, M.D.
    Mark J. Fleschler, M.D.
    Maureen Gutierrez, M.D.
    Robert Harris, M.D.
    Marilyn Horton, M.D.
    Jeffrey Phillips, M.D.
    Rachel Walsh, M.D.

    Hematology/Oncology
    Kristi McIntyre, M.D., Chief
    Lalan Wilfong, M.D., Co-Chief
    Minal Barve, M.D.
    Amy Cripps, M.D.
    Jaya Juturi, M.D.
    Haskell Kirkpatrick, M.D.
    Dai Chu Luu, M.D.
    Bijal Modi, M.D.
    Jivesh J. Sharma, M.D.
    Katherine Wang, M.D.

    Hospitalists

    Muhammad Kashif Adnan, M.D.
    Zachia Choe, M.D.
    Carolina Emanuels, M.D.
    Rahul Gill, M.D.
    David Gonzales, M.D.
    Namitha Govinda, M.D.
    Mohammed Hassanein, M.D.
    Ryan Heise, M.D. 
    Saima Ijaz, M.D. 
    Robert Kamali, M.D.
    Fatima Khan, M.D. 
    Zartash Khan, M.D.
    Georges Khouri, M.D.
    Jesheeja Kuniyil, M.D.
    Sarita Sharma Louys, M.D.
    Santosh K. Mupparapu M.D. 
    Corinthia McLeroy, M.D.
    Kevin Nguyen, M.D.
    Olubukola Okoro, M.D.
    Palak Parikh, M.D.
    Sanjeev Pawar, M.D.
    Matthew A. Phares, M.D.
    Jan Phillips, M.D.
    Atif Rizwan, M.D.
    David Rosenstein,M.D., Ph.D.
    Muhammad Sadiq, M.D.
    Feras Sawas, M.D.
    Auturo Segismundo, M.D.
    Tom Thayil, M.D.
    Mayha Truong, M.D.
    Clarence Tyler, M.D.
    Stephen Vu, M.D.
    Kathryn White, D.O.
    Elaine Whittaker, M.D.

    Infectious Disease
    Allison Liddell, M.D., Chief
    Katia Brown, M.D.
    Edward Goodman, M.D.
    Eliane Haron, M.D.
    Shahbaz Hasan, M.D.
    Jade Le, M.D.
    Gebre Tseggay, M.D.

    Nephrology
    Bruce Wall, M.D., Chief
    Sumit Kumar, M.D.
    Tapan Patel, M.D.
    Syed Rizwan, M.D.

    Neurology
    Anna Tseng, M.D., Chief
    Nick Absalom, M.D.
    Stephen Gerhardt, M.D.
    Puneet Gupta, M.D.
    Richard Hinton, M.D.
    Daniel Krampitz, M.D.
    Aashoo Mentreddi, M.D.
    Nirav Pavasia, M.D.
    Samir Shah, M.D.
    Jennifer Takesaka. M.D.
    Duc Tran, M.D.
    Cristina Wohlgehagen, M.D.
    Angela Young, M.D.

    Nuclear Medicine
    Patrick Barr, M.D., Chief
    Rodney Bowman, M.D.

    Pulmonary
    Gary Weinstein, M.D., Chief
    Kenney Weinmeister, M.D., Co-Chief
    Julye Carew, M.D.
    Michelle Chesnut, M.D.
    Rebecca Doebele, M.D.
    Munir Hazbun, M.D.
    Anita Holtz, M.D.
    Suneel Kumar, M.D.
    Anthony Ortegon, M.D.
    Shelby Sutton, M.D.

    Rheumatology
    Stanley Cohen, M.D., Chief
    Pooja Banerjee, M.D.
    Margarita Fallena, M.D.
    Roy Fleischmann, M.D.
    Thomas Geppert, M.D.
    Giovanni Geslani, D.O.
    Joanna Geslani, D.O.
    Imran Iqbal, M.D.
    Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Talat Kheshgi, M.D.
    Zoran Kurepa, M.D.
    Sharad Lakhanpal, M.D.
    Catalina Orozco, M.D.
    Riteesha Reddy, M.D.
    Virginia Reddy, M.D.
    Padmapriya Sivaraman, M.D.
    Richard Stern, M.D.
    Jack Vine, M.D.

    Sleep Medicine
    Sonya Merrill, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Chief

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    What is a typical call day like?

    There are five ward teams, each consisting of an upper level PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident, 1 or 2 interns, and 1 or 2 medical students. Each team is on-call every fifth day. The on-call team starts their day at 8 a.m. and accepts new admissions until 8 a.m. the following morning. The interns stay overnight and are required to complete their work by 12 p.m. the next day. The on-call team is also responsible to cross cover all patients on the teaching service. Interns admit up to 5 patients per call day and carry a maximum census of 10 patients.

    Do the residents see a variety of patients?

    The Teaching Service is the select group of patients in the hospital that are being cared for by the residents. Internists and subspecialists who have admitting privileges admit their most interesting patients to the Teaching Service. Patients are admitted from: the emergency room, the residents' clinic, general internal medicine practices, and subspecialty practices, ensuring a diverse patient population.

    Where have the categorical residents gone after they have graduated?

    Approximately half of the graduating residents enter private practice as hospitalists or outpatient general internists, and the other half enter fellowships. Graduates from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have obtained prestigious fellowships across the country in a variety of subspecialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, pulmonology, infectious disease, endocrinology and rheumatology. Graduating residents who wish to stay at Texas Health Dallas, or any of the Texas Health Resources hospitals, have several career opportunities available to them in the inpatient and outpatient arenas.

    Do the residents have enough autonomy in taking care of their patients?

    Texas Health Dallas has always been a teaching hospital, and residents play an integral role in patient care. In contrast to the traditional, university-based residency programs, residents work with several different attending physicians during their internal medicine ward months. Residents actively care for patients, with oversight from attending physicians. This approach provides residents with autonomy without jeopardizing the quality of patient care. During the subspecialty electives/selectives, residents work one-on-one with the attending physician and are permitted to manage patients to the extent to which they are comfortable.

    What is the benefits package for the residents?

    Few hospitals offer a benefits package as competitive as the one offered by Texas Health Dallas. Medical and dental insurance are provided to the resident at no cost. Vision insurance is also available at a low monthly rate. The residents' salaries are higher than average, and all of the residents receive 25 weekdays of paid time off. Subscriptions to some of the major medical references such as The New England Journal of Medicine are provided without cost. UpToDate is available from any computer on campus or home computer or mobile device via the hospital's intranet. The Department of Internal Medicine sponsors all of the graduating categorical residents to attend a board review course. See Stipends and Benefits for more details.

  • Contact Information

    Please use the information below to contact us with any questions about the Internal Medicine Residency program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

    • Program Director: Mark Feldman, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    • Associate Program Director: Rahul Gill, M.D.
    • Chief Resident: Vishal Kaila, M.D.
    • IM Residency Coordinator: Christina Martinez
      • Phone: 214-345-6176
      • Fax: 214-345-5167
    • GME Coordinator: Marcie Hawk
      • Phone: 214-345-7924
      • Fax: 214-345-4322

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    Internal Medicine Department
    8200 Walnut Hill Lane
    Dallas, TX 75231
    Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Main Building - Ground Floor

    Application Process and Requirements

    • Medical school graduation within 5 years prior to application to our program.
    • For all applicants: minimum score of 225 on each USMLE Step taken.
    • For US graduates: take and pass USMLE Step 1 on first attempt with score of at least 225.
    • For international graduates: take and pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2CK/CS on first attempt with scores of at least 230 (with preference given to those who have also taken and passed Step 3 on first attempt).
    • For non-US citizens or non-permanent residents: we offer J-1 visa sponsorship only.
    • For international graduates: completion of at least one observership in the United States, preferably in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties.
    • Please note that we do NOT offer observerships in our program unless candidates have already applied to our program and been scheduled for an interview.
    • Preliminary applicants should submit applications as early as possible, as we have limited interview spots for this track.
    • Applications will be reviewed promptly and interview invitations will be extended by email.
    • If you have further questions, please contact us by email or telephone.

  • Application Process and Requirements
    Requirements

    • Medical school graduation within 5 years prior to application to our program.
    • For all applicants: minimum score of 225 on each USMLE Step taken.
    • For US graduates: take and pass USMLE Step 1 on first attempt with score of at least 225.
    • For international graduates: take and pass USMLE Steps 1 and 2CK/CS on first attempt with scores of at least 230 (with preference given to those who have also taken and passed Step 3 on first attempt).
    • For non-US citizens or non-permanent residents: we offer J-1 visa sponsorship only.
    • For international graduates: completion of at least one observership in the United States, preferably in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties.
    • Please note that we do NOT offer observerships in our program unless candidates have already applied to our program and been scheduled for an interview.
    • Preliminary applicants should submit applications as early as possible, as we have limited interview spots for this track.
    • Applications will be reviewed promptly and interview invitations will be extended by email.

    If you have further questions, please contact us.

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