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Only electronic applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) are accepted for Internal Medicine residency positions. We do not accept any applications that are mailed or faxed to our office.

U.S. medical students should contact their Dean’s Office for access to the ERAS system. IMG’s must apply for residency through ERAS by contacting the ECFMG.

We do NOT offer any pre-match positions.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will preferentially review applications from those who signal our program.



The following documents are required by our program for your NRMP file to be considered complete and ready for review by our intern selection committee:

  • Current Photo

  • Personal Statement

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Letters of Recommendation (LOR)

    2 required letters: 1 clinical LOR from an internal medicine faculty and 1 DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation

    1 optional LOR: could be from clinical faculty or scholarly project mentor

  • Dean’s Letter

  • USMLE Step 1 Score Report

  • USMLE Step 2 Score Report

  • For International Graduates, copy of your ECFMG certificate, if available.


NRMP numbers

All R-1 positions for the Internal Medicine Residency Program are selected through The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  The UAB Internal Medicine NRMP numbers for Match participation are:


Residency Criteria

  • Graduation date less than five years from the year that you are applying.

  • Minimum score requirements for USMLE Steps: Pass on first attempt of USMLE Step 1 and 225 on USMLE Step 2.  

  • USMLE Step 1- You must submit your Step 1 results with your application for your application to be considered by our program.

  • USMLE Step 2- A passing USMLE Step 2 CK score must be posted in ERAS prior to the NRMP rank list submission date for you to be considered for our rank list.

  • Due to the highly competitive applications received by our program, we require that all USMLE steps be passed on the first attempt.

  • For International graduates, we sponsor a J-1 visa.

  • For International graduates, you must hold the standard Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. You do not have to be certified when applying; however, you must be certified by the match date.

  • Hands on US Clinical experience is not a requirement for our program, however it is highly preferred.  This does not include observerships or research.

Additional Information

  • Interview Invitation Information: Applicant invitations to interview with the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency training program at UAB will be sent on Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons. The majority of our invitations will be sent out during the month of October. For the months of November, December, and January, interview invitations will be sent out as interview slots become available. 

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