How to Apply
Materials Required for All Applicants
To process your application, we require the materials listed below. All of these materials must be submitted electronically before you are invited for an interview.
- Common ERAS application form.
- Medical school transcript.
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores (and Step 2 scores when available).
- A letter from the chair or designee of the Department of Medicine (not required for the Transitional Year Residency Program or Preliminary Year Program).
- A minimum of two letters of recommendation from full-time faculty members, preferably two from faculty members of the Department of Medicine.
- Dean’s letter of recommendation.
Additional Information for International Medical Graduates
Applicants who are international medical graduates must have graduated from a medical school that is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). They must have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years, and they must have a complete ERAS file that includes all of the information listed above. Traditionally, international applicants who have been the most successful in gaining admission are those who have two-digit scores over 95 in the USMLE and also have prior clinical training in the United States. International applicants with these exceptional qualifications account for from one to three interns per year. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Medical Education Program sponsors the J-1 visa for applicants who are accepted.
For International Medical Graduates: Due to the suspension of USMLE Step 2 CS, we will be accepting ECFMG certifications obtained through one of the five “pathways” established by the ECFMG for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Additional information and updates can be found on the ECFMG website https://www.ecfmg.org/certification-requirements-2021-match/.
We understand that ECFMG certification presents some unique challenges this year with the suspension of Step 2 CS. As such, we will not require that applicants requiring a visa have ECFMG certification in place prior to being invited for an interview or prior to the rank certification deadline of March 3. Applicants requiring a visa will need to prove that they will meet the requirements of one of the five Pathways and that, as such, they will be ECFMG eligible by March 3.
NRMP / Application Codes
|1652140C0||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
|1652140C0||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Internal Medicine Program Tracks - use this number for the following:
|1652140C4||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Internal Medicine Program Tracks - use this number for the following:
|1652140C1||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Internal Medicine Program Tracks - use this number for the following:
|1652140C2||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Internal Medicine Program Tracks - use this number for the following:
|1652140C3||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Internal Medicine Program Tracks - use this number for the following:
|1652700C0||UPMC Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program
|1652140P0||UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian Preliminary Year Residency Program
|1652999P0||UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year Residency Program
|1652999P1||UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year Residency Program - Anesthesiology Track
|1652999P2||UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year Residency Program - Radiology Track
|1652999P3||UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year Residency Program - PM&R Track
* Please note that while each program has an individual NRMP code, tracks and pathways may share this code with the categorical program. The above codes are used only for ranking programs during the match process in February.