Applying to the Program


The Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Any information submitted outside of ERAS cannot be accepted.

For information during the application and support during the interviewing season, please contact Erin Payne at 919-681-1464.

To apply for the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program, submit the following documents:

  • ERAS application
  • USMLE Step 1 score (see below)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • 3 or 4 letters of recommendation
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)

Residents accepted into the program will need to successfully complete both parts of USMLE Step 2 to start the program. We strongly encourage applicants to take both parts of USMLE Step 2 before March 1 to permit reporting of scores before the start of orientation in late June. Reporting of USMLE scores can take  approximately 8 weeks. Consult the USMLE Policy for full details.

Visa Information
We accept the J-1 Visa

Openings other than PGY 1
We do not accept applications for PGY 2 or PGY 3 positions. 

For information about applying to the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, contact Residency Program Coordinator Barbara Blackburn at or 919-681-3009. 

For information about applying to the Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program, contact Program Director Sarah Rivelli at