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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply?
Steward Carney Hospital's residency programs (categorical, preliminary and transitional tracks) participate in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

What is the deadline for application?
All applications are due by November 15 through ERAS.

What documents are required?
For 'complete' application to be reviewed, we require the following documents: 

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • ECFMG status report
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

What are the requirements for applicants to the program?
U.S. Graduates: Candidates for admission to the residency program must have received the degree of Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. medical school.  

International Medical Graduates (IMGs): To be considered for an interview, an applicant should have passed both parts I and II of the USMLE on the first attempt. We prefer candidates who have scores of 220 (or greater), have passed USMLE Step II CS on the first attempt, and have some clinical experience at an accredited institution in the United States.

To apply to the internal medicine training program, IMGs must hold a current ECFMG certificate (issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).  For more information, please contact:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market St., 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685, USA

Does your program participate in the match?
Yes, we do participate in the National Resident Matching Program match.  We follow the National Resident Matching Program in that we place all of our positions in the Match.

How many PGY1 positions are available?
There are 23 positions (8 categorical, 8 preliminary and 7 transitional). 

How are applicants selected for an interview?
The Internship Selection Committee carefully reviews each application. Interview decisions are made only after all materials have been submitted. We are unable to give informational assessments of documents submitted for review. We are also not able to respond to emails inquiring about the likelihood that a candidate will be granted an interview.  We interview approximately 200 candidates for our training programs each year. Although we receive applications from many well-qualified candidates, it is not possible to interview all who apply.

How are applicants notified about an interview?
Applicants will receive an email regarding application status. We do not schedule any individual interviews outside of the scheduled interviewed dates.  

When are interviews held?
Interviews are held between November and January. Specific dates are sent to applicants who are offered an interview.

What is your interview format?
The format for an interview day is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. - Check-in
  • 8:15 a.m. - Continental breakfast with faculty and residents
  • 9 a.m. - Welcome session with Program Director
  • 9:30 a.m. - Tour of hospital with residents
  • 10 a.m. - Each candidate with have two interviews
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch/Noon Conference with residents and faculty
  • 1 p.m. - Interview Day Concludes

Transitional Year Residency Interview Day – Wednesdays

  • 12 p.m. - Check-in
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch with current residents
  • 1 p.m. - Welcome session with Program Director
  • 1:30 p.m. - Tour of hospital
  • 2 p.m. - Each candidate will have two interviews
  • 4 p.m. - Interview day concludes

Do you accept IMGs?
Yes, we have a tradition of accepting the most outstanding graduates from any accredited medical school. 

Do you accept DOs?

Do you have a cut-off limit for USMLE scores?
An applicant should have passed both parts I and II of the USMLE with a score of 220 (or greater) and passed USMLE Step II CS all on the first attempt. COMLEX scores are accepted.

Is there a limit to years since graduation?
We strongly prefer applicants who have graduated within the past five years.  

Do you require U.S. clinical experience?
Yes, clinical experience, of at least one month, at an accredited institution in the United States is expected.  

Do you sponsor visas?
We sponsor J-1 visas but not H-1 visas. Although we sponsor visas, we do not pay for processing. 

Do you offer observerships or externships?
We do not offer these opportunities.