To Apply

The Department of Internal Medicine only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information about the service may be obtained from your Dean's Office or from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) International medical graduates may obtain information about ERAS through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) .

Application Requirements:  

All candidates must follow the same processes for application and interviewing in order to be considered for the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Quillen College of Medicine (QCOM) Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowships.

  • Applications are only accepted through the ERAS program. No faxed, mailed and/or emailed applications will be accepted. Resident applications are accepted through November 1st. Fellowship applications are accepted through September 1st.
  • Candidates requiring visa sponsorship must provide specific information in their application. To be eligible for employment at ETSU candidates must have US Citizenship, a Green Card or be eligible for a J-1 Visa.
  • Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and does not offer pre-match positions.
  • Our program does follow NRMP'S couples match policy.

Criteria for Current Senior Students in US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools:

  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcripts for Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS; Osteopathic Medical Students must take USMLE in addition to COMLEX.
  • Current CV
  • Resident applications must include medical school performance evaluation from the Dean of your medical school.
  • Three letters of reference from faculty or preceptors who are aware of your clinical skills.
  • Personal Statement outlining your interest in a career in Internal Medicine.
  • Fellowship applications must include proof of completion from ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine residency.

Criteria for Graduates from US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools:

  • A graduate within the past three years of a medical school is recognized and approved by the Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners. Graduation date may be extended to 5 years for candidates who are actively pursuing an additional advanced degree or active duty military service.
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE and COMLEX Transcripts, including passing scores on Step 1 and both parts of Step 2. Only one failure per transcript will be eligible for acceptance.
  • Current CV
  • Resident applications must include medical school performance evaluation from the Dean of your medical school.
  • Three letters of reference from faculty members or preceptors aware of your clinical skills.
  • Personal Statement outlining your interest in a career in Internal Medicine.
  • Fellowship applications must include proof of completion from ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine residency.


Criteria for Graduates from International Medical School:

  • A graduate within the past three years of a medical school that is recognized and approved by the Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners. Graduation date may be extended to 5 years for candidates who are actively pursuing an additional advanced degree or have been in private practice in their home country.
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript, including passing scores on Step 1 and both parts of Step 2. Only one failure per transcript will be eligible for acceptance.
  • ECFMG Certification
  • Current CV
  • Resident applications must include medical school performance evaluation from the Dean of your medical school.
  • Three letters of reference from faculty members or preceptors aware of your clinical skills.
  • United States clinical experience is recommended.
  • Personal Statement outlining your interest in a career in Internal Medicine.
  • To be eligible for employment at ETSU candidates must have: US Citizenship, a Green Card or be eligible for a J-1 Visa.
  • Fellowship applications must include proof of completion from ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine residency.