Saint Vincent Hospital | A history of excellence. A century of care. - Internal Medicine Residency Program

Application Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program requirements?

We have no specific requirements other than applying through ERAS, (ie: no score requirements or specific year of graduation, etc.). Although we do not have pre-established criteria for the date of medical school graduation, we evaluate each application as a whole; candidates who have graduated more than two years ago should reflect evidence of meaningful, ongoing continuing medical education in their application.

Your application will be reviewed by our Selection Committee when the entire set of credentials have been received. We are unable to grant an interview based on an email or phone inquiry.

Do you have a year of graduation requirement?

Although we do not have pre-established criteria for the date of medical school graduation, we evaluate each application as a whole; candidates who have graduated more than two years ago should reflect evidence of meaningful, ongoing continuing medical education in their application. For additional information please see the Application Criteria section of this website.

Is clinical and/or research experience required?

No.

Do you offer observerships, externships or any other volunteer programs?

No.

Do you have a minimum score requirement?

No. We do look for passing on the first attempt, but exceptions have been made in the past.

Can I apply with only one score?

Yes. International applicants must have USMLE Step 2CS score reported at the time of applying to the residency program.

What is your ERAS application deadline?

December 31st.

What makes up a complete application?

Three (3) letters of recommendation plus a Dean’s letter with transcripts, score reports, personal statement, common application form (CAF), USMLE scores and transcripts, CSA (CS) results, and ECFMG status report (if applicable). All international documents must be notarized in the U.S. and translated into English. If necessary, any other documents may be sent directly to us with a cover letter from the applicant as to why this material is not being sent via ERAS. Please be sure to include your ERAS identification number if sending information under a separate cover.

What visas do you sponsor?

The program sponsors J-1 visas. We gladly accept Permanent Residents / Green Card holders.

Do I have to have my ECFMG certificate when I apply?

You must have an ECFMG Certificate before the submission of our rank order list; typically the deadline is in mid February.

What is your deadline to report USMLE scores?

All scores need to be received before the rank order list submission deadline in mid February.

What percentage of US grads and IM grads do you have enrolled in your program?

Click here: Current Residents

Does SVH accept paper, email or ERAS applications?

ERAS only.

Does SVH participate in the Couples Match?

Yes.

What specific Internal Medicine Programs do you offer?

Categorical Medicine
Preliminary Medicine

Does SVH offer any fellowships?

Yes, we offer an independent 3-year cardiology fellowship. In addition we offer 1 year interventional cardiology program. We also have jointly sponsored fellowships with The University of Massachusetts Medical School.

What other residencies are offered at SVH?

Radiology and Podiatry

Does SVH offer combined residency programs?

No.

Are research opportunities available?

We have ample opportunity for research for our residents. In addition, most of our residents participate in the ACP both at regional and national level.

What library resources are available at SVH?

For information about the library please visit: http://www.stvincenthospital.com/Professionals/dumphy-library.aspx

What kind of scholarly activities do your residents participate in?

Click here: Resident Achievements
Click here: News & Updates

Do you offer moonlighting opportunities?

Yes, for PGY 2 & 3. ACGME prohibits PGY-1 from moonlighting.

When do you conduct interviews?

Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday, with the exception of Tuesday. The interview season runs from October 15th through January 31st.

How many positions are available?

Please visit our updated NRMP listing.

Does SVH accept IMG’s?

Yes.

What is the placement record for your graduates?

Approximately half of our graduates enter excellent fellowships and the other half remain in primary care.

Is St. Vincent Hospital financially stable?

Yes. We are one of the few hospitals in the entire state to be profitable.