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Department of Medicine

How to Apply to the Internal Medicine Residency


Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor College of Medicine! All applicants must be registered through the National Residency Match Program and must use the Electronic Residency Application Service offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Our intern recruitment committee reviews each application closely to identify the best candidates for our program. We pride ourselves on a holistic review of applications that includes academic performance, letters of recommendation, activities, personal statements, and personal factors indicating professionalism, work ethic, resilience, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We do not use strict Step 1 and Step 2 cut off scores. We do not require supplemental applications or fees.

For letters of recommendation, we request four letters in total: one from your medical school's Department of Medicine leadership (chair, clerkship director, etc.) and three from other faculty members who know you well.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1 visas at our institution. We also can only review applications from international medical graduates who attended medical school at an institution approved by the Texas Medical Board (TMB; view the list). If you require an H1 visa or graduated from a school that is not on the TMB's approved list, we are unfortunately unable to review your application.


2020-2021 Recruitment Season


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, intern recruitment will be completely virtual this academic year. ERAS will provide programs access to your applications starting Oct. 21, so we will begin screening them and offering interviews during the last two weeks of October.

We will update this section soon for interviewees with details regarding virtual interviews, tours, and meet-and-greets with residents.

For up-to-date information on how Baylor is responding to the pandemic, visit our Coronavirus website.


Program Track Options


The Baylor Internal Medicine residency program offers six separate tracks:

Categorical (NRMP# 1716140C0)
Three-year program geared towards residents choosing to practice general medicine or pursue subspecialty training.

Preliminary (NRMP# 1716140P0)
One-year training program for residents who will be matching into another advanced residency program after completing their PGY1 year.

Combined Medicine/Pediatrics (NRMP# 17167O0C0)
Four-year training program with clinical experiences in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Baylor-MD Anderson Cancer Center Track (NRMP# 1716140C2)
Three-year program geared towards residents interested in cancer-related internal medicine with one-third of clinical rotations taking place at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the number one cancer hospital in the USA.

MeRIT - Medical Resident Investigator Track (NRMP# 1716140C1)
Five-year research intensive curriculum for residents interested in an academic career pursuing clinical research.

Medical Genetics and Genomics Program (NRMP# 1716766C0)
Four-year combined training in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics and Genomics.