Internal Medicine Residency Program

Resident Recruitment

Internal Medicine Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Medical School

Eligible applicants must be graduates of a medical school accredited by either the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or of an international medical school listed by the World Health Organization published World Directory of Medical Schools. International Medical Graduates must have a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or have a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in an US licensing jurisdiction. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school are also eligible.

Medical License Examinations

  • Applicants must have passed Steps 1, 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills), minimum USMLE Step I & 2 score of 215. Lower scores for candidates with special qualifications are accepted after reviewed by the Residency Administrative Committee. All passing scores must be available to the program prior to the rank order list deadline.
  • Applicants should have graduated medical school within the past five years. Longer periods of hiatus away from medicine will be looked upon unfavorably unless in a structured recognized postgraduate training. 

Visa Status

  • Foreign citizens who are Permanent Residents (“Green Card” holders), work permit holders, or who are graduates of a US medical school are eligible for appointment on the same basis as US citizen graduates of US medical schools. The Internal Medicine Residency program accepts J1 Visas only. 


The Internal Medicine Residency Program will not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. 

Additional Information

We no longer offer H-1 Visa Sponsorship.
The University of Toledo does not offer Observerships or Shadowing experiences.

The Interview Process
The Chief Resident presents a power point presentation to the candidates addressing the policies, structure of the program, which is followed by the interviews. Interviews are conducted in one-on-one format, where each candidate will be offered two interview sessions with one of our faculty, each session lasting 20-30 minutes. Interviews will be held virtually this year.

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Last Updated: 7/15/24