Urban Health Internal Medicine Primary Care Track Application Process

Program Prerequisites

  • Firm commitment to a career in domestic primary care and urban health.
  • Aspiration to lead in urban health primary care.
  • We strongly encourage you to submit a personal statement that discusses your dedication to a career in urban health primary care leadership.
  • No plans to subspecialize in Internal Medicine (Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Geriatrics Fellowship, National Clinician Scholars or fellowship in General Internal Medicine are not considered subspecializing).
  • Medical student or graduate in good standing. Only MDs who have graduated within the past three years are eligible.
  • Successful completion of USMLE Step I by date of submission of application. (We do not have a minimum score requirement)
  • Successful completion of USMLE Step II by the beginning date of the residency.
  • Completion of a sub-internship/acting internship in medicine. (This does not need to be completed before you apply.)
  • We will consider H1 visas only for international graduates of United States medical schools. Due to the nature of our program, J1 visas are not accepted.
  • We do not offer preliminary positions

How to Apply

The Johns Hopkins Residency program participates in and interns are selected from medical school graduates through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our NRMP Code is 1242140M0.

Application Requirements and Deadline

You may send your application materials to us at any time after ERAS opens. Deadline for submission of your application is the first Friday in November. We will not accept late applications.

Application Materials

  • Personal Statement (please discuss your commitment to urban health primary care leadership)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • USMLE Scores (Step I with application; Step II, when available)
  • ERAS typically allows up to four letters. We encourage you to send as many letters as you can from letter writers who know you well. We certainly welcome department letters from Internal Medicine, but we know that may not be possible.

Interview Process

During the interview day, we encourage applicants to get to know our residents, the culture of the program, the program’s mission, and the unique aspects of the program. You will interview with our faculty, spend time with our residents, and learn more about the program and life in Baltimore. Getting to know us--and especially Baltimore--will not be easy virtually, but we will do our best to assist with this process.

The interview is not a test of a candidate's abilities. The interview is principally designed to introduce you to the program and vice versa. We want to know about your future goals, if the vision of the residency program matches your career plans, and why you applied to Johns Hopkins.

We have a two-day interview. We will invite you to attend our categorical interview day and our UH IM primary care track interview day. There will be a dinner the night before each interview day. You will choose from five UH IM interview dates and eight categorical interview dates. All UH IM interview days will take place on a Tuesday and will include many opportunities to meet our residents and GIM faculty. Contact the program coordinator, Jenn Jackson if you have any questions.

UH IM Interview Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 7
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Tuesday, November 21
  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Tuesday, January 9

Categorical Interview Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  • Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Monday, December 4, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Monday, December 18, 2023

Scheduling an Interview

Once we have reviewed your Dean's letter, transcript and three letters of recommendation, we will invite applicants for an interview. Interviews are by invitation only. We will invite you by email. Your invitation to interview will not include an assigned interview date. We will do our best to schedule your interview at a time that is convenient for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee an interview on the dates you request. Please note that we invite applicants and their significant others to “dine” with our residents the night before the interview day.

Please contact our residency coordinator, Jenn Jackson or Ashley Hartley through [email protected] with questions.

International Medical Graduate Applicants

H1 visas will be considered only for international graduates of United States medical schools. Due to the nature of our program, J1 visas are not accepted.