How to Apply

Prospective Residents 

Thank you for your interest in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (Banner – UMC Tucson or BUMCT). The University of Arizona Department of Medicine offers residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program. Given the uncertainty with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2022-2023 Internal Medicine Residency Program interviews will be held virtually. Read on for “Applicant Procedures” or choose from bullets on the left under “How to Apply” for additional interview information.

Positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Application Procedure 

To apply to the program you will need to do the following:
  1. Register with the National Resident Matching Program. Their address is:

    National Resident Matching Program
    2450 N. Street NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037-1127

    Email NRMP
  2. For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional. Please contact your Dean's Office for further information regarding this process.

For more information on the supplemental ERAS application, FAQs, recorded webinars, and more, visit the supplemental ERAS application webpage or contact (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET).  

Interviews will be scheduled after review of completed applications. A completed application will consist of the following:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, plus
  • Dean's Letter or Proof of Graduation
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX plus USMLE scores
Important Application Information:
  • Although there is no set USMLE or COMLEX cut-off score; applicants should score at least 220 on USMLE Step I and Step II to be competitive
  • Successfull applicants should have passed Step 1, 2CK and 2CS on the first attempt
  • Applicants should have substantial and credible hands-on clinical experience (not observerships) of at least two months in the US within the last 3 years
  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within the last five years
  • Applicants with USMLE scores must have taken and passed USMLE Step 2 (CK) and USMLE Step 2 (CS) by the time the program is required to submit our Rank Order List
  • A typical invited interviewee will be scheduled for a half day of activities including program presentation, interviews at University Medical Center and discussions with housestaff.
  • Interviews may be scheduled as early as November and as late as February 2023
  • All hired interns must pass a backgroud check and will need to pass a pre-employment drug screening

As a condition of employment, all new University of Arizona residents must obtain a valid fingerprint clearance card, in accordance with A.R.S. 15-1881, and pass a criminal background check.

International Medical School Graduates:
  • Applicant must have passed USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 (CK) 
  • USMLE Step 2 (CS) must have either been taken and passed, or applied to by the time of application
  • ECFMG must be certified by the start of the program 
  • USMLE Step 2 (CK & CS) must be verified before Match
  • Visa Information: Applicant must enter on a J1 Visa (We DO NOT sponsor any other visas)

Visiting/Transfer Student Admissions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • We accept exceptionally qualified International Medical Graduates
  • We only sponsor J1 Visas
  • We require ECFMG certification before start of program
  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within the last five years
  • Applicants should have substantial and creditable hands-on clinical experiences or at least two months in the US within the last 3 years
  • We do not sponsor observerships
  • We do not have USMLE cut-offs — a competitive score, however, would be above 200 (our average intern score was 229 on step 1 in 2020)

To expedite any questions regarding your application or for correspondence, please contact:

University of Arizona Internal Medicine
Residency Program – Tucson Campus

1501 N.Campbell Ave.
P O Box 245040
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5040
Phone: (520) 626-2761
Fax: (520) 626-6020

Email: Mary Gosciminski, Program Manager
Email: Monica Jimenez, Program Coordinator, Sr.
Email: Julie Forte, Administrative Associate