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Applying to the Program

Thank you for your interest in our program. Our application deadline is November 1st. Dean's Letters will be transmitted to us on October 1. In addition to Dean's Letters, we require four letters of recommendation, one of which preferably will be written by your department chairperson. All applicants will be reviewed and notified in October. The Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine is committed to provide training opportunities to qualified under-represented minorities. Such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 the Department of Medicine).
  • When will I learn if I've been granted or declined an interview?
    We will notify you by e-mail by mid-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.
  • 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 220 or better and have passed on their first attempt.
  • 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 positions?
    Yes, we have limited preliminary positions each year. Usually these are for residents who go on to training at Hopkins with neurology, radiology, radiation oncology, ophthalmology and dermatology.
  • Do you offer the ABIM research pathway (two-year "short track")?
    Yes, residents in our Physician Scientist Pathway may choose to use the two-year research pathway. However, they are not required to do so. Please indicate in ERAS if you would like to be considers for this pathway. (It is not a separate NRMP track--use categorical).
  • Do you have a primary care track?
    Yes, we have a unique Urban Health Primary Care Track. Applicants may choose to apply to both the categorical and urban health tracks if they have an interest in exploring both. The urban health track is a different NRMP number and includes a different interview experience from categorical to learn more about the curriculum.
  • Do you offer combined Medicine-Pediatrics training?
    Yes. We have an innovative combined internal medicine - pediatrics residency program
  • When do you interview?
    For March 2020 match, we will be conducting interviews November-December.
  • What is your medicine program NRMP number?
    Our NRMP number is: 1242140C0
  • How do I set up a 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 or Ashley Hartley
    Medical Training Program Administrators
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Department of Medicine
    600 N. Wolfe Street, Harvey Room 808
    Baltimore, MD 21287

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