Internal Medicine

Application Requirements

Application Requirements/Criteria


  • Accepted through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)
  • Applications for 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted through October 31, 2023
  • Mailed, faxed or emailed applications will not be acknowledged

Requirements for U.S. or Canadian Medical School Graduates (LCME or AOA-accredited schools)

Complete applications will include:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photo
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcript or COMLEX transcript

Additional Requirements for International Medical Graduates
(including U.S. or Canadian citizens who are graduates of a foreign medical school)

  • Scores of 230+ on the first attempt of USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK (or similar COMLEX scores) with score report available prior to the invitation to interview
  • Patient care experience in the U.S. is required, with a preference of 2 or more months
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two letters from U.S. physicians with first-hand knowledge of the applicant’s clinical experience
  • Candidates must be ECFMG certified by February 1, 2024, to be considered for a position starting June 24, 2024
  • Fewer than three years since graduation from medical school is strongly preferred, but a longer duration is considered for applicants in international residencies, US Fellowships, or working as research fellows.
  • The program sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas
  • To be considered for an H-1B visa, candidates must have documentation through ERAS of a passing score on USMLE Step 3 on file by match day (“will take”, or “score pending” cannot be recognized as a passing score)

Interview Information/Process

All applications are reviewed by Internal Medicine faculty prior to the invitation to interview. Communication with all candidates will be strictly through email to arrange the interview.

We will be conducting all interviews virtually for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • Scheduled via email through Thalamus on selected dates from October through January
  • Available interview dates will be conveyed to candidates an invitation to interview
  • Applicants will be interviewed by the Program Director and the Associate Program Director or a core faculty member
  • We will have time set aside to visit with our residents to answer questions

Please do not call to check the status of your application or your USMLE score reports. Notifications of application status will be emailed on a regular basis as applications are reviewed and decisions have been made. Details of decisions cannot be provided on an individual basis due to the number of applications.

Application Questions

James Kroon

James Kroon

Program Coordinator

I became the Program Coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency in 2017 and I am a USD alumnus.

I love working with the residents and watching them progress into confident physicians throughout residency. One of my favorite hobbies is riding dirt bike in Black Hills, SD. I hope you find our program is a great fit for you!