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Residency Application Process

Application Process

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers three different tracks within the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The large Categorical Program offers the traditional three years of training in the core of internal medicine. The Primary Care Program focuses on ambulatory internal medicine and academic general internal medicine, a veritable launching pad for someone interested in becoming an academic clinician-educator. Finally, the Medical Research Track provides accelerated clinical training for individuals with strong scientific research backgrounds who wish to pursue a career as a physician-scientist.

All of the internal medicine residency programs subscribe to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for first-year trainees. Applicants are welcome to apply to as many of the tracks that interest them; application to each track is considered independently. Interviews begin in November 2021, continuing through mid-January 2022, and are by invitation only. Applicants will be considered for an interview on the basis of their overall record.

Please understand that the residency program leadership and the Intern Selection Committee respect the review process as fair and balanced. As such, we will not respond to any direct communications (email, phone, etc.) by an applicant prior to our first interview date in November.

The application deadline is October 15, 2021.

Use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through your dean's office and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We accept intern applicants only through the NRMP Match. For further information, please contact us: NYPCornell-IMResidency@med.cornell.edu.

For the current 2021-22 Recruitment Season, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) has created a supplemental application for candidates applying in Internal Medicine to be used in a pilot to assess the helpfulness of additional questions for the holistic review of candidates by programs. Applicants to our Internal Medicine Residency Program are not required to submit the supplemental application; it is entirely voluntary during this cycle. Regardless of the completion of this supplemental application, every candidate’s ERAS application will be reviewed in detail.

Please comply with the following guidelines when completing your application:

  1. Completed ERAS Application (Be sure to include if you have been elected to AOA or Gold Humanism under the Profile Section.)
  2. Medical Student Performance Evaluation or Dean's Letter
  3. A Department of Medicine Summary Letter from the Department Chair or Designee
  4. At least two Faculty Letters of Recommendation (more than two are acceptable)
  5. Medical School Transcript
  6. USMLE STEP 1 Transcript (If STEP 2CK and/or STEP 2CS Transcripts are available, please submit them)
  7. Personal statement

NOTE: If you are applying for the Medical Research Track, please also include:

  1. One letter from your primary research mentor/supervisor (or thesis advisor for those who have completed a Ph.D.), and one other from an individual familiar with your research (more than two are acceptable). If these additional letters put you over the number allowed in ERAS please have them sent to NYPCornell-IMResidency@med.cornell.edu.
  2. Complete and return the Supplemental Application (File Word | PDF icon PDF) to NYPCornell-IMResidency@med.cornell.edu, including a copy of your relevant publications in one PDF file. We are accepting supplemental applications prior to the October 15th ERAS deadline.

While the Cornell Primary Care program is fully integrated into the Categorical residency program, it has a separate match through its unique NRMP program number. We urge those committed to primary care to apply to this program. Please see above information for deadlines, interview dates, and NRMP match numbers. If we can answer further questions, or if you would like to be in direct contact with a resident or faculty member, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Ambulatory Chief Resident: (212) 746-3512, who will facilitate that process.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Weill Department of Medicine 
525 East 68th Street, Box 130
New York, NY 10065

Residency Office

530 East 70th Street, M-507
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-4749
NYPCornell-IMResidency
@med.cornell.edu

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