Application Procedure

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine offers residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program.

To apply to the program you will need to do the following:

1. Register with the National Resident Matching Program. Their address is:

National Resident Matching Program
2450 N. Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1127 

Email NRMP

2. We use the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) for our application process. Only those applying through ERAS will be considered. Please contact your Dean's Office for further information regarding this process.

Interviews will be scheduled after review of completed applications. A completed application will consist of the following:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, plus
  • Dean's Letter or Proof of Graduation
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX plus USMLE scores

Important Application Information: 

  • Although there is no set USMLE or COMLEX cut-off score; applicants should score at least 220 on USMLE Step I and Step II to be competitive
  • Successfull applicants should have passed Step 1, 2CK and 2CS on the first attempt
  • Applicants should have substantial and credible hands-on clinical experience (not observerships) of at least two months in the US within the last 3 years
  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within the last five years
  • Applicants with USMLE scores must have taken and passed USMLE Step 2 (CK) and USMLE Step 2 (CS) by the time the program is required to submit our Rank Order List
  • A typical invited interviewee will be scheduled for a day of activities including dinner the evening before, program presentation, facility tours, interviews at University Medical Center and discussions with housestaff at lunch. 
  • Interviews may be scheduled as early as October and as late as January

As a condition of employment, all new University of Arizona residents must obtain a valid fingerprint clearance card, in accordance with A.R.S. 15-1881, and pass a criminal background check.

International Medical School Graduates:

  • Applicant must have passed USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 (CK)
  • USMLE Step 2 (CS) must have either been taken and passed, or applied to by the time of application
  • ECFMG certification and USMLE Step 2 (CK & CS) must be vertified before Match
  • Visa Information:  Applicant must enter on a J1 Visa

GME Eligibility and Selection Policy (COM)

Visiting/Transfer Student Admissions

To expedite any questions regarding your application or for correspondence, please contact:

University of Arizona- Internal Medicine Residency Program, Tucson Campus
1501 N.Campbell Ave.
P O Box 245040
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5040

FAX: (520) 626-6020
TEL: (520) 626-2761


Email: Kerith Lisa, Program Manager

Email:  Monica Jimenez, Program Coordinator, Sr.

Email: Julie Forte, Administrative Associate