How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Willis-Knighton Internal Medicine Residency Program! We accept all applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Our program works to match 10 categorical residents per year. Applications are reviewed starting in September each year when ERAS opens for programs, with an application deadline of January 31st. 

Eligible applicants must be expected or recent graduates of accredited US and Canadian medical schools or expected or recent International Medical Graduates of a medical school listed by the World Directory of Medical Schools. Foreign citizens who attended a US medical school and Foreign Medical Graduates meeting the eligibility criteria may be considered for a J-1 visa. Our institution does not sponsor H-1B visas for resident physicians.

We are not accepting applications for PGY-2 or PGY-3 positions.

Application Requirements

A complete application must include the following:

  • The common application form.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcripts
    • Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 CE is not required prior to interviewing, but the score must be received prior to the Rank Order List submission deadline
    • Step 2 CS/COMLEX Level 2 PE have been discontinued and are not required as part of a complete application.
  • In addition to all the above requirements, for international medical graduates we prefer candidates who:
    • Graduated medical school within the last five years.
    • Have recent and relevant clinical training/experience.
    • Have valid ECFMG certificate by MATCH week.

Applicants are selected for interviews after a thorough, holistic review of their qualifications.

    Interview Season

    Our program conducts interviews each year between October and January. Interview invitations are sent to selected candidates via email and are scheduled through Thalamus. An applicant invited to interview for a resident position will be informed, in writing or by electronic means, of the terms, conditions, and benefits of appointment to the ACGME-accredited program, either in effect at the time of the interview or that will be in effect at the time of his or her eventual appointment. Information provided to applicants will include annual stipend, vacations, leaves of absence, and professional liability, health, disability, and other insurance accessible.

    We do not accept any walk-in appointments or request for interviews. All applications must be submitted through ERAS, and all interview notifications are sent directly to candidates via email.

    WKHS represents and warrants that it is an equal opportunity institution and is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment and training. Qualified students, applicants, and employees will not be excluded from any course or activity because of basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran, or other protected status where qualified. All students have equal rights to counseling and training. Recruitment and appointment are monitored for compliance by the Office of GME in collaboration with the Designated Institutional Official (DIO).