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Application Process

The Indiana University School of Medicine Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program is designed to provide broad-based clinical training to its trainees. It is the goal of the program to attract eager and committed residents.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered:

  • A completed ERAS application
  • Our program does not consider signals in our interview offer decision-making process and review applicants equally whether or not they have signaled us.
  • One letter of recommendation from the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine or director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship
  • Two letters of recommendation from core clinical supervisors. Recommendations from research mentors are accepted in addition to this requirement but do not substitute for a clinical supervisor recommendation. Personal character references from clergy, personal physicians, etc. are not considered
  • Letter from the Dean
  • Transcripts from all medical schools attended
  • Current USMLE/COMPLEX Transcripts/Board Part I and II (if applicable) scores
  • Personal Statement

International Applicants

All applicants must be in status with the Department of Homeland Security prior to the date of rank order submission to the NRMP or prior to a position being offered. International applicants that require work authorization in order to participate in the program are expected to do so through a J-1 Visa sponsored by the ECFMG. Once accepted into the program, the program coordinator will work with ECFMG, as required, to facilitate issuance of the required authorization. It is expected that J-1 Visa applications be made immediately after Match Day to ensure a July start date as required by the NRMP agreement.

Medical school graduates from an institution outside of the U.S. must have the following credentials in order to interview for a residency program position at IU School of Medicine:

  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years
  • United States clinical experience preferred (Note, observerships do not meet this requirement.)
  • Satisfactory completion of the USMLE Step I (or comparable test), with specific requirements set by the program
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (before residency start date)

In addition, international applicants must provide scores for examinations used to qualify for the ECFMG Certificate.


Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • Interview Timeframe: October through January
  • Positions Available: PGY-1: Eight preliminary and 16 categorical internal medicine
  • Next Positions Available: July 2023

Note: Interview slots may be filled prior to application deadline, therefore early submission is recommended.

Benefits and Stipends

For information regarding benefits and stipends provided to all IU School of Medicine residents, visit the Graduate Medical Education Employment Terms and Benefits page.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their materials for consideration between the months of October and January. Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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