Application Process

Categorical, Preliminary and Primary Care Programs

All applications are processed through ERAS. Applications are processed as early as September and are accepted through December 1st. All Applications are reviewed and should include: a completed ERAS form, Dean's Letter, Transcript, personal statement, and 3 Letters of Recommendation. General guidelines include the following:

  • USMLE Parts 1 & 2; passed on first attempt. These scores must be part of the application.
  • Medical School graduation (including required internship) should be within 5 years of residency application.
  • Interviews are conducted from early November through the end of January and are conducted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of each week from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m..
  • A casual dinner is held the evening prior to each interview date.
  • Only J-1 visas are available for those candidates who are not permanent residents. The University will NOT sponsor H1b Visas.
  • United States, Canada or United Kingdom clinical experience is desirable but not required for consideration.
  • Clinical Skills Assessment must be completed prior to January 1.
  • Valid ECFMG certificate for graduates of foreign medical schools.
  • Application deadline is December 1st.

Interviews are by invitation only. Once the application is complete and reviewed, selected candidates will be invited by letter or e-mail and will be asked to call to schedule an interview date.

The interview day begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 3:00 p.m. The applicant will visit the University of Connecticut Health Center and either Hartford Hospital or Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The day includes an opportunity to speak with faculty and house officers, and to tour the facilities. The applicant is welcome to return for a second visit. A limited number of PGY2 and PGY3 positions may be available. Applications for those positions follow the same guidelines.

Resident Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Our residency program selects applicants based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity and other program related aspects. Our program does not discriminate with regards to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

Osteopathic Programs

Applicants from Osteopathic Medical Schools applying for the Rotating Internship should apply through ERAS by December 1st. All applications are reviewed and should include: a completed ERAS form, COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2, Dean's Letter, Transcript, and 3 Letters of Recommendation. General guidelines specific to the Osteopathic Programs include:

  • Graduation from AOA accredited college of Osteopathic Medicine within the last three years.
  • Member of the AOA.
  • COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 passed. These scores must be part of the application.

All applicants considered for acceptance into any of the University of Connecticut’s Internal Medicine Programs will be scheduled for an interview with the Program Director and other faculty. The University of Connecticut selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Residency Programs do not discriminate with regards to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally-protected status.

Sample Contract

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Categorical Internal Medicine/ Preliminary Medicine ERAS program number: 1400831078
Traditional Rotating Osteopathic Internship ERAS program number: 125313

“The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, disability or national origin."