Application

U.S. Graduates

Applicants to the Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Residency Program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All internship positions will be offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Please be sure to register. The relevant program numbers are:

  • Preliminary Year (Internship only): 1702140P0
  • Categorical Training in Medicine (Internship plus residency): 1702140C0
  • *Research Pathway [Apply through catagorical--PLEASE SELECT CATEGORICAL AND email Karie Ballard (karie.ballard@vanderbilt.edu) indicating your interest in consideration for the Research Pathway]

    *Physician-Scientist Track: housestaff with a strong interest in research careers can elect during their internship to pursue a research pathway consisting of two years of residency training in conjunction with an expanded research fellowship experience. For more information please click here.

    The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. All applicants are required to submit the following supplemental materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (generated by ERAS)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
  • USMLE Steps 1 & 2 scores; Step 1 is required at the time of interview; Step 2 is required prior to an intern's official start date
  • Letter of recommendation from the Chair (or designee) of your Department of Medicine
  • A letter from two members of the faculty with whom you have worked or who know you well; additional letters may be submitted without penalty

Applicants who are matching as a couple must include the name and program of their significant other at the bottom of the personal statement.

International Medical Graduates

International medical graduates must contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for their application materials and eligibility requirements. ECFMG-ERAS Program, PO Box 13467, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467, USA or go to www.ecfmg.org to download the application kit.

Due to the vast amount of highly qualified applicants, only a small number of international medical graduates are invited to interview. For international medical graduates we require:

  • Several months of "hands-on" clinical experience in the United States (NOT an observership or research)
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors in the United States
  • USMLE Steps 1 & 2 scores; Step 1 is required at the time of interview; Step 2 is required prior to an intern's official start date
  • Medical School graduation date of 2012 or later
  • We sponsor J-1 Visas and consider sponsoring H-1B Visas

Equal Employment and Affirmative Action

"In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Order 11246, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 , Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service, or genetic information in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other University-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression consistent with the University’s nondiscrimination policy."

Electives/Clerkships

All electives and clerkships are processed via the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's Office of the Registrar. Please go to the Registrar's page or call 615-322-5894.

Observerships

We do not offer any observerships.

Training opportunities are provided along four separate tracks, designed to meet the varied needs of the post-graduate trainee:

  • Categorical/Primary Care Internal Medicine (NRMP #1702140C0) The categorical program provides comprehensive training in internal medicine and the subspecialties in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Our goal is to combine the best features of categorical and primary care training into a single, flexible program that can be adapted to the evolving career goals of the trainee.
  • ABIM Research Pathway (NRMP #1702140C0) Residents who are firmly committed to a research career in academic medicine may apply to the ABIM Research Pathway. This program allows residents to enter into their academic discipline after two years of clinical residency training. Applicants interested in the research pathway must check the "Research" box on the ERAS application. For more information, go to ABIM Research Pathway.
  • Preliminary Medicine (NRMP #1702140P0) Preliminary internships are available to a limited number of qualified applicants who wish to take a single year of general medicine training in preparation for a career in another specialty.
  • Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (NRMP #170230) The combined internal medicine/pediatrics program is a four-year program leading to Board certification in both disciplines. Applications for the combined medicine/pediatric program are through ERAS. For additional information please click here: Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.

 

 

Sandi Moutsios, M.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Med-Peds Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 

Interviews

Qualified applicants are invited to visit Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a personal interview and to meet members of our faculty and housestaff. Included in the interview visit are a casual dinner with residents for those arriving in time the evening before their interview, an orientation session with the program director and chief residents, the opportunity to join teaching rounds and inpatient morning report, an interview with members of the faculty, lunch with members of the housestaff, and a tour of the medical campus.

 

Additional Information

For additional information about our program or any aspect of the application process, please feel free to contact me or the residency program administrator, Kristy Braden.

 

 

 

 

John McPherson, M.D.
Director, Residency Training Program

 

 

 

Kristy Braden, Program Manager
Phone: 615-322-0417
E-mail: kristy.braden@Vanderbilt.Edu