Department of Medicine

How to Apply

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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 & inclusion. We do not use strict Step 1 and Step 2 cut off scores. We do not require supplemental applications or fees.

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Application and Interview Timeline

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  • Sept. 15: ERAS provides applications to residency programs; we download ours a couple days after this date
  • Oct. 1: ERAS releases the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter) to programs
  • First week of October: we screen applications to our program
  • Mid-October: we extend our first wave of interview invitations via the ERAS scheduling program; we continue to extend interviews after this time period on a rolling basis throughout interview season
  • First week of November through late January: interviews take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (with breaks around the holidays)
  • Early February: we begin our rank meetings
  • Mid-February: applicants & programs certify their rank lists on ERAS
  • Mid-March: Match Day!
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Program Track Options

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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)
Starting in the 2015 academic year, Baylor joined forces with the number one cancer center in the country for a unique pathway that fosters the physicians in cancer-related Internal Medicine.

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.

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Interview Day

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When selected to interview with our program, you will receive an emailing containing interview day details. We request that you book your interview using ERAS’s scheduling program. Each interview position is highly valued, so we appreciate your timely response if you decide to change or cancel your interview.

During your visit to BCM, you are invited to a pre-interview dinner with residents. We also invite all applicants to attend an Internal Medicine Resident Diversity Council meet-and-greet on select Sunday evenings throughout interview season if your schedule allows (more details available in invitation email or by emailing imdiversity@bcm.edu). Your interview day will begin at 7:45 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m. Based on APDIM policy recommendations, we do not expect thank you notes or emails from applicants; these messages play no role in the ranking process and may not routinely receive a reply. We do greatly appreciate your visit, and thank you in return for coming!