How To Apply

Application Overview
  • The University of Louisville Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program is competitive yet committed to providing a holistic review to select students that will thrive in our program and add diverse experiences and perspectives. 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 as we only accept applications electronically through ERAS. The program leadership team reviews every ERAS application and selects candidates to invite for an interview.
  • We accept five interns annually.
  • We ask for a total of three letters of recommendation from faculty who know you well.
Virtual Interview Specifics: 
  • If selected, interviews will be arranged with Med-Peds program directors as a part of a larger application experience. We now have a special COVID-edition virtual interview season:
    • We will provide virtual interviews and info sessions for all applicants that focus on what makes us unique while maintaining efficiency. After you are invited to interview, you will have access to an applicant website with a deeper look into our program and updates throughout the interview season. Our hope is that these additional experiences will allow you to make an informed decision during this unusual process. 
    • Your interview will start with virtual time with our residents the night prior to your interview allowing time to chat in micro-groups with residents who share your interests and experience the larger resident group dynamic during some virtual games.
    • We will have morning and afternoon interview sessions to accommodate a variety of time zones/scheduling needs. Each session will include an overview by our program leadership and then twenty minute virtual interviews with both Dr. Workman and our Associate Program Director, Dr. Laura Bishop. 
    • During the noon hour, we will have an informal faculty panel and time for a followup chat with our residents. 
    • After your interview day, you have the option of attending a variety of virtual experiences: Med-Peds or categorical conferences, subspecialty spotlights with some faculty.
    • We remain available by throughout this season for any questions or needs that you may have regarding recruitment or the city 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?"

Medical School 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).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.
Other Application Requirements:
  • 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. 
  • 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.