Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program:

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and holds a currently-valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment

Any prospective resident must be in good academic standing with their medical school in order to be considered for a residency position within the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. To be considered for the training program, applicants must be fluent in English. A commitment to the Internal Medicine specialty must also be demonstrated by the applicant. The level of dedication we require is often demonstrated through recommendation letters from Internists, the quality of the candidate’s interactions throughout the application and interview process, and the chosen medical specialty is often the subject matter of a prospective applicant’s personal statement.

All international medical graduates must possess immigration/visa documents that will allow them to start their programs on time and to remain in their programs for the duration of the training. At the discretion of the program, consideration will be given to J-1 visa sponsorship and H-1B visa transfers or conversions. HCA is unable to sponsor H-1B visas.

Applying to our Program

For the academic year 2016-2017, any interested and eligible medical school graduates or 4th year medical students must apply through ERAS and register for the National Resident Matching Program. The program’s required application materials include:

  • ERAS application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding the Dean’s Letter)
  • An official USMLE and / or COMLEX transcript
  • A copy of your ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • A personal statement and photograph are recommended, but not required for your application package to be considered complete

Application materials will be reviewed by the Program Director and Faculty. At their discretion, applicants will be invited to interview on-site at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center. Any candidate who wishes to accept an appointment offer with our program must complete a personal interview with program faculty. No applicants will be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Please contact our Program Coordinator for more information, or if you are interested in applying for our training program email us at: AHMC.IMResidency@hcahealthcare.com