Application Process

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All positions for residency in the UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Only electronic application submitted through ERAS are considered. We do not accept applications or information received by mail, email, or fax to our office. We do not offer "pre-match" positions in our program.



Our NRMP program numbers for MATCH participation are as follows:
Categorical Track NRMP Program Code 1009140C0 – Three (3) year Internal Medicine 

Preliminary Track NRMP Program Code 1009140P0 – One (1) year Internal Medicine 

Applications for the UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  This service is available to all US medical/osteopathic graduates through medical school dean’s office.  Canadian medical school graduates should contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service for ERAS.  International medical graduates may access ERAS through the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

A completed ERAS application must include a USMLE or COMLEX transcript.  International medical graduates must also ensure that their ERAS application includes an ECFMG certificate, copy of a translated medical school diploma and transcript.  All candidates should have taken USMLE Part I and are strongly encouraged to take Part II and forward their scores to the UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program prior to February, when our ranking list is finalized and submitted to NRMP.

First-year positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program and recruiting is in compliance with NRMP guidelines.

Second-year applicants or applicants with a minimum of 12 months of transferable advanced placement credit (per ABIM guidelines and application) will be considered if openings occur in this level.  These PGY–2 applicants will be interviewed and considered outside NRMP.


Selection Policy
Academic records, Letters of Recommendations, USMLE or COMLEX scores, honors and applicants personal statement and future plans are considered in choosing to interview an applicant.  The interview, compatibility of the applicant with program philosophy and goals, academic record, letters of recommendation, and evidence of involvement in and commitment to Internal Medicine practice weigh in the acceptance and ranking of applicants.

International Medical Graduates (IMG) Policies
It is preferred that IMG candidates have documented at least one month of US clinical experience and have at least one Letter of Recommendation from a physician that can attest to this clinical experience. Please note that research is not considered US clinical experience.  

Effective July 1, 2015, UAB Montgomery will no longer sponsor H1-B visas and will only sponsor J-1 visas. 


Application to UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program
Make sure your ERAS application contains the following items:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Personal Statement
• USMLE scores
• Three Letters of Recommendation
• Dean's Letter (MRSP)
• Copy of Medical School Diploma and Transcript
• ECFMG Certificate (for International Medical Graduates)
  
To be eligible for selection, the following requirements must be met:

• Graduated from an ACGME approved medical school within five (5) years of application.
• Passed USMLE Step I, with a minimum score of 80 or 200, on first attempt. 
  Any application received with a failed score is subject to additional review. 
  USMLE Step 2 and CK passing scores must be in ERAS prior to February 1, of application year.
• International Applicants must have a ECFMG Certificate prior to April 1, of application year.

Due to the large number of applications to our program, satisfaction of the above requirements does not automatically qualify you for an interview. All interviews are extended through the program's Selection and Review Committee. We use Interview Broker for scheduling and re-scheduling interviews.  All information will be sent to you if you are invited for an interview with our program.      

In each recruiting period, our application deadline is December 31, with interviews being held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning in mid-November. We welcome family members to accompany applicants on their interview day.  Just let us know ahead of time that you are bring a family member with you.  

UAB Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency does not discriminate in recruiting on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, or disability.  We value diversity and individuality in our candidates.

For more information, please contact: 

Joy Brown, Program Manager
joybrown@uabmc.edu 
(334) 551-2002