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Frequently Asked Questions


The Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine is committed to provide training opportunities to qualified under-represented minorities. Such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How do candidates apply?

We only accept candidates through ERAS.

When is your deadline?

Our deadline is November 1.

Are there any other requirements for applying?

In addition to your Dean's Letter, we require 4 letters of recommendation (preferably one from your Chair) and your photograph.

When will I learn if I've been granted or declined an interview?

We will notify you by e-mail in early October.

What are the requirements if I trained outside of the United States?

You still need to apply through ERAS and must be certified via ECFMG by January 31, 2017.

Do I need U.S. clinical experience?

Certainly, prior clinical experience in the United States is preferred.  However, candidates can be accepted into the program without previous U.S. clinical training.

What is the minimum USMLE score requirement?

We do not have a minimum score requirement.  Every application is considered on an individual basis.  However, most candidates selected for interviews have a score of 200 or better and have passed on their first try.

What visas do you sponsor?

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine supports the use of the ECFMG sponsored J-1 for clinical trainees.  We do not offer H-1B1 visas, except to foreign nationals who are graduates of U.S. medical schools.

Do you accept applications for PGY2 or PGY3 positions?

No.  Due to the unique longitudinal curriculum, all trainees can only enter our program in the PGY1 position.

Do you offer preliminary (1-year) and research track (2-year) positions?

We offer both preliminary and research positions.  Preliminary positions are open to candidates usually going into Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiology or Neurology residency programs here at Hopkins. 

Do you offer combined Medicine-Pediatrics training?

Yes.  We have an innovative combined internal medicine - pediatrics residency program.  For detailed information please visit:

When do you interview?

For March 2018 match, we will be conducting interviews November-January.

What is your medicine program NRMP number?

Our NRMP number is:  1242140C0

How do I set up my medical student elective?

For information on setting up a visiting medical student elective, please contact Susan Scott at or call her at 410-614-4320.

Whom can I contact for further information?

For specific questions, contact:

Jenn Jackson
Medical Training Program Administrator
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Ninth Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205