Application Information

Application Requirements

The program is participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). No position will be offered to any candidates outside the match.

The program is offering J1 visa to qualifying candidates. H1 visa is not offered.

A. Interview Criteria and Other Consideration Factors

  • USMLE Score: Passing both step 1 and 2 on first attempt with a minimum three digit scores of 220 for U.S Medical School Graduate and 220 for Foreign Medical School Graduates
  • Graduation within the past seven years
  • Clinical experience in U.S. health system
  • Letters of recommendations (four minimum)
  • Personal Statements
  • Research and other scholarly activity
  • Leadership position and experience

Successful applicants must exhibit strong qualifications for the specialty they wish to pursue. Candidates should possess the following qualities:

  • Thinking skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy for others Critical
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a variety of settings

WSU Internal Medicine Residency is open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

1) Have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
2) Have successfully completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical

  • Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must apply for an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa or have an INS issued employment authorization. More detailed information on the visa requirements and application procedures may be obtained from the Graduate Medical Education Office at 313-577-5189
  • All applicable medical license issues must be fulfilled prior to starting a training program
  • Prospective residents must pass a criminal background check.

B. Interviewing Process

  • Candidates' for interview will be selected. A letter from the program expressing the desire to offer an interview will be sent via email.
  • The Candidate will have the option to interview on dates that are available. The program coordinator will try to accommodate the candidate's preference. A maximum of seven candidates will be interviewed on each interview day and availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Each candidate will be interviewed by two panels of three interviewers on the same day. Interview panels will consist of: Program Director, Associate Program Director, Core Academic Faculty Members, Department Chairs, and an Internal Medicine Resident.
  • The panel interview is expected to take 20 minutes with each candidate. The candidate's will have a brief question and answer session during that time.
  • All panel members will fill out the criteria scoring sheet shown below that indicates their rating based on the interview and the candidate's file.
  • At the end of the interviews, the candidate's will attend the morning report and the noon conference between 11:00am and 1:00pm. After the noon conference, the candidates will accompany the internal medicine residents to lunch in the cafeteria. During that time they will have the opportunity to share discussions and questions with the residents informally.
  • After the lunch, the candidate's will accompany one resident on a tour of the hospital.

C. Interview Day Agenda:

Time Activity Personals
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Arrival and sign in Program Coordinator
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Two Interviews with 2 panels
20 min each interview
  • Program Director
  • Associate Program Director
  • Academic Core Faculty
  • Departments' Chiefs
  • Internal Medicine Residents
11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Morning report and noon conference All Internal Medicine Program residents and Core Faculty members
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch in the hospital cafeteria Internal Medicine residents
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Touring the hospital PGY I resident on EBM or Neurology rotation
3:00 pm End of the interview day. Any essential concerns to be raised. Program Coordinator

D. NRMP Ranking List

After completing the interviews, the rank order list will be generated by the Program Director. The main factor that determines the rank of the candidates is the interview scores that filled by the interviewers. The final rank list will be discussed with the core faculty, residency coordinator, and the associate program director, before entered into the NRMP ranking system.

Contact us:
Dawn M. Bolles
Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
1101 W. University Drive, 3 North
Rochester, MI 48307
248-601-4805 Main
248-601-4908 Fax