101 W. 8th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
P (509) 474-3237
F (509) 626-9917
Residency and Clerckship Application FAQs
Application Process for Residency:
Is there a medical school graduation cutoff date?
Yes, you must have completed medical school within 5 years of applying for residency.
May I submit additional LORs above the three required through ERAS?
Yes, but include a letter from the internal medicine department chair or department clerkship coordinator from your third year. Additionally, letters from U.S. internists are recommended over other specialties.
Do you accept Comlex scores in lieu of USMLE?
Where can I find a sample contract and institutional policy for eligibility of appointment?
On our website under GME Policies & Documents.
Do you accept IMGs in your program?
Yes, if they meet the application criteria listed on our website.
Is U.S. Clinical Experience required for IMGs applying for residency?
Yes. You must successfully complete an internal medicine clerkship or subinternship of at least 4 weeks in duration, or clinical elective rotations of at least 8 weeks duration, at an ACGME accredited U.S. medical education program or Canadian medical school.
Do you sponsor IMGs requiring visas?
No. We do not sponsor H1 or J visas.
Do I need to be ECFMG certified before I apply for residency?
No, but you must complete medical school by April 1 of the year residency training starts in order to be included in our Rank Order List.
Do I need to complete Step I and II, plus CS to be included in your Rank Order List?
Application Process for Clerkships:
Do you offer audition rotations or visiting clerkships?
We offer a limited number of subinternships in ward and critical care medicine, and a variety of subspecialty medicine clerkships. Applications are on the website.
Do you use VSAS for applying for clerkships?
No. Applications are on the website.
Can IMGs apply for clerkships?
Yes, if they are in their final year of medical school, complete an application, and are qualified to travel to the U.S.
Do you offer observership experiences for IMGs seeking U.S. clinical experience?