Application Process

Applications to the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at the University of Maryland are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program offers four positions each year through the National Residency Matching Program.

The following materials should be submitted through ERAS no later than December 20:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or "Dean's Letter"
  • Three or four letters of recommendations, preferably at least one from a Department of Medicine faculty member and one from a Department of Pediatrics faculty member
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2, when available
  • Photograph
  • Your e-mail address

If you are an Osteopathic Medical Student, we require USMLE Step 1 scores to be considered for an interview. USMLE Step 2 scores should be submitted if available. COMLEX alone does not meet this requirement.

If you are an International Medical Graduate, please review the requirements listed on the Application Process for the Internal Medicine Residency.

Upon reviewing the above materials, you will receive an e-mail informing you if an interview has been granted. Our Med/Peds program offers interviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in early November, and concluding in late January. The agenda is integrated with parts from both Medicine and Pediatrics to give the applicants a good feel for both departments, and the day is highlighted by having lunch with the Med/Peds residents. We also highly encourage applicants to attend a Happy Hour with the Med/Peds residents the night before the interview day.

Correspondence and scheduling of interviews are handled through the Department of Internal Medicine. Inquiries can be sent via e-mail to UMDMED@medicine.umaryland.edu, or by calling 410-328-2388.

IMPORTANT: After applying to our program, please check your e-mail frequently. Invitations, confirmation of your interview, and other correspondence will be sent ONLY via e-mail.

More detailed information on the application process for both departments can be found at the following links: