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Melissa Westwood
Residency Coordinator
Internal Medicine/Administration
Email: westwood@slu.edu

Phone: 1 -800-276-0218 || (314) 577-8762

Applying

We accept applications via ERAS only.

Attributes that we focus on are:

  • Unique experiences and activities that make the candidate well-rounded
  • Contributions to the service of others
  • Competence during medical school – as in completing the USMLE steps without failures and school grades particularly during the clerkship years
  • Academic output
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Experience and familiarity with the US healthcare system

We do have minimum standards for clerkship grades and USMLE scores, but are willing to look at unique circumstances that may make a candidate an outstanding resident despite of an aberrant poor performance during medical school.

We offer 2 separate program tracks:
It is our culture and firm belief that all residents in our program – preliminary or categorical – are part of the team and are treated as equals within our program.

Categorical Internal Medicine (ERAS #: 1365140C0)
We offer an ACGME accredited 26 spots yearly for residents who want the full extent of Internal Medicine Training over 3 years. Completed residents go on to subspecialty training or careers in academic or private hospital-based medicine or primary care. Ideal candidates are expected graduates of allopathic US medical schools, although we do consider truly exceptional osteopathic or international graduates.

Preliminary Internal Medicine (ERAS #: 1365140P0)
We offer 4 slots yearly for candidates who need a year of training prior to entering another specialty. Ideal candidates are expected graduates of allopathic US medical schools, although we do consider truly exceptional osteopathic or international graduates.

FAQs:

For internal medical graduates: You must have a minimum of 6 months of U.S. clinical hands on experience (observerships do not count). Graduation from medical school should not be more than 5 years from the date of the ERAS application. ECFMG certification must be completed by Match.

Couples match? Absolutely. We also are very supportive of new additions to the family.

Do we sponsor visas? Yes, we offer J-1 visas and will consider an H-1 visa in uniquely qualified individuals

If I only have COMLEX scores and no USMLE scores, will I be considered? Yes, but bear in mind that the scores from both exams are hard to compare. All things being equal, a candidate with COMLEX and USMLE scores will have more consideration than COMLEX scores alone.

Are we awesome? Yes. Everything is awesome.




Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
3635 Vista Avenue at Grand Boulevard
14th Floor, Desloge Towers
St. Louis, MO 63110-0250

314 577 8762
westwood@slu.edu

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