Internal Medicine Residency


What is your application deadline?

The application deadline for PGY1 positions filled through the NRMP Match is November 10.

What are the USMLE/COMLEX requirements?

We require an USMLE/COMLEX transcript be submitted as part of your application to be considered for interview selection. We have no preference between USMLE or COMLEX and will utilize the higher of the two scores when presented both. See below for more specific information on each step/level:

  • USMLE/COMLEX 1: Prefer passage by the second attempt
  • USMLE/COMLEX 2: USMLE cutoff range is between 215-219; COMLEX cutoff range is between 480-499

Our program considers examination scores in conjunction with other criteria such as course grades and faculty evaluations, rather than using test scores as the sole basis for interview decisions. Test scores are viewed as approximate rather than exact measures of medical knowledge and thus the above range is presented as a ballpark for eligibility.

What are graduation date requirements?

For our PGY1 class, we prefer candidates currently in their fourth year of medical school or within 36-months of graduation.

Do you offer audition rotations to medical students or medical graduates?

If you are interested in an elective rotation in your third or fourth year of medical school email us at [email protected].

Do you require applicants to have US clinical experience, externship or observership?

Yes, we require all applicants to have some US clinical experience present on their application.

Do you sponsor visas?

Our program provides J1 visa sponsorship only at this time.

Are there plans for additional residency programs at Northwest Healthcare Tucson?

Yes! Our Transitional Year Residency Program was accredited in 2023 and is currently recruiting its first class for a July 1, 2024 start. ACGME Accreditation applications is also underway for a Family Medicine Residency Program. Both programs were chosen based on the needs of the Tucson, Arizona community.

Can I email the program some questions specific to my application?

Sure, email us at [email protected].

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