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Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Application Process & FAQs

How do I apply?

The University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).We will begin reviewing applications in September 2017.

Who should apply?

The PSTP program is directed toward applicants who are planning an academic career. Preference in the application process is given to those with substantial prior research training, experience and publications.

When should I apply?

Applications are accepted through ERAS as early as September 2017. We accept applications through January 2018.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Dean's Letter
  • Internal Medicine Chairman's Letter
  • 2 Clinical Letters of Reference
  • In addition, please email a one page letter which includes your areas of possible subspecialty interests to Dr. Jack Rubinstein at

What are the interview dates?

Below are the PSTP applicant interview dates for 2017-2018:

11/17/17 (Friday)

11/28/17 (Tuesday)

12/01/17 (Friday)

12/05/17 (Tuesday)

12/08/17 (Friday)

12/12/17 (Tuesday)

12/15/17 (Friday)

12/19/17 (Tuesday)

How large are the residency programs?

  • Categorical - 25 PGY-1 opportunities
  • Physician Scientist - 1-2 PGY-1 opportunities
  • Medicine-Pediatrics - 7 PGY-1 opportunities
  • Preliminary Medicine - 4-6 PGY-1 opportunities

Do you accept international graduates?

We are able to interview only the most exceptional candidates from non-U.S. medical schools due to the extremely competitive nature of our training programs.

In considering medical graduates for interview, our typical resident candidate will have recent clinical experience in the United States with excellent letters of reference.

Most candidates selected for interview will have graduated from medical school within the past two or three years.

International medical graduates are not required to have an ECFMG certificate or USMLE Step 2 results in order to apply and interview with our program; however, the ECFMG certification process must be complete and USMLE 2 CK and CS passed to be eligible for our match list.

We offer both the J1 and the H-1B visas. International medical graduates should be aware that they must have passed USMLE Step 3 to be eligible for an H-1B visa, and Step 3 MUST BE PASSED by February 21, 2018.

Who should I contact for more information?

Kamal Mediumedited

Program Questions:

Program Director
Jack Rubinstein, MD FACC
Clinical Scientist Training Program

Application Questions:

Program Coordinator
Liz Bauke