How To Apply

Application Overview

  • The University of Louisville Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program is highly competitive. Students who think they are a good match for this program are encouraged to apply early and to make sure their Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application is complete.
  • We accept five interns annually.
  • Applications are processed electronically through ERAS only. 
  • We ask for a total of three letters of recommendation from faculty who know you well.
  • The program leadership team reviews every ERAS application and selects candidates to invite for an interview.
  • If selected, interviews will be arranged with Med/Peds faculty members and categorical physicians. Residents will be available for a brief tour of the facilities and information during the interview day. The interview is one day, on either a Monday or Wednesday with dinner the night before with our residents including a brief city tour of Louisville.
  • For more information about Med-Peds as a residency, please refer to the National Med-Peds Residency Association Website: "What Is Med-Peds?"

Application Requirements


Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to accredited residency programs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who have current valid certificates from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). In addition, as of the 2009-2010 academic year, schools located outside the U.S. and Canada must:
      • Be officially recognized in good standing in the country where they are located
      • Be registered as a medical school, college, or university in the International Medical Education Directory
      • Require that all courses must be completed by physical on-site attendance in the country in which the school is chartered.
      • Possess a basic course of clinical and classroom medical instruction that isnot less than 32 months in length; andunder the educational institution’s direct authority.


  • Applications only accepted via ERAS.
  • Application deadline is December 1st of the current year.
  • Applicants must have graduated from medical school within 3 years of applying for residency.
  • Applicants must have good written and spoken communication skills with proficiency in the English language.
  • Applicants must have passed Step 1 of the USMLE or COMLEX. Priority is given to those who have passed Step 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX.
  • Applicants who are international graduates must be ECFMG certified.
  • The residency program will not offer any PGY-1 positions prior to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match Day.
  • Residents beginning training must have either a J-1 Visa, permanent residence in the United States or be a citizen of the United States. (The University of Louisville does not sponsor H-1 Visas)
  • Applicants must submit Visa information if applicable.
  • Applicants seeking positions at the PGY-2 level or greater will be considered by the Medicine-Pediatrics Resident Review and Education Committee on a case by case basis.

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Revisions approved by the University of Louisville Combined Medicine/Pediatrics RRC on ­­­­1/20/2011