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Department of Medicine Education Internal Medicine Residency

Internal Medicine Residency

In the Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, we believe that the best way to prepare physicians for any career in medicine is to serve culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient populations in a variety of clinical settings.

We offer residents unique training experiences at three types of hospital systems in New York City—private, municipal, and federal. At NYU Langone Medical Center in midtown Manhattan, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospital/Bellevue and Gouverneur campuses, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, residents encounter a broad range of patients and diseases. This experience prepares you for a rewarding career in clinical and academic medicine.

VIDEO: Members of NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine explain what participants can expect in the Internal Medicine Residency.

The Department of Medicine has more than 1,200 faculty affiliated with our subspecialty divisions. We are currently training more than 221 internal medicine residents and boast a diverse research portfolio, supported by $60 million in annual funding.

Our dedication to excellence in teaching and patient care, high-quality research and residency programs, and outstanding Department of Medicine faculty combine to prepare our residents for any field they choose.

Graduates of the Internal Medicine Residency program have a greater than 95 percent pass rate for internal medicine boards and have their choice of the most sought-after fellowships and internal medicine jobs.

Approximately 80 percent of our graduates go on to participate in a fellowship program, with a match rate greater than 98 percent. The other 20 percent become general internists, many in hospitalist positions in either academic or community medical settings. Many graduates go on to become academic faculty, department chairs, and clinical leaders in hospitals throughout the United States.

Internal Medicine Residency Program Details

Overseen by program director Patrick M. Cocks, MD, residents participate in a comprehensive Internal Medicine Residency curriculum and choose among several interrelated Internal Medicine Residency tracks and programs that focus on complex care, subspecialty areas, ambulatory care, and research at our hospital campuses.

Categorical Medicine Tracks

We offer full residency training in your field of choice to prepare for board certification.

Primary Care Track

Specialize in providing holistic primary care as part of your Internal Medicine Residency training.

Community Health Track

Gain the cultural competency to be a physician who serves diverse communities.

Physician–Scientist Track

Complete your clinical residency training in two years and enter a research fellowship early.

Clinical Investigator Track

Prepare for a career in translational, clinical, and population-based research in academic medicine.

Preliminary Medicine Track

Get the foundation for internal medicine or other specialty medicine residencies with this one-year track.

Family Health Centers Program

Become proficient in caring for vulnerable populations with a broad range of health needs.

How to Apply

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program®, also known as The Match®. We only accept residency program applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), run by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Our program does not have a minimum score requirement on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®); however, the average score of our applicants is 227. You must pass the USMLE® Step 1 before applying and USMLE® Step 2 before graduating from medical school and starting residency.

The deadline for Internal Medicine Residency program applications is October 21, 2020. Interviews for postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) positions take place each November through January for positions beginning in July. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you via email.

Those who are selected for an interview are eligible to participate in any of the Internal Medicine Residency tracks that we offer; however, two tracks—the clinical investigator and the physician–scientist tracks—require secondary applications and additional interviews. You can rank any of the Internal Medicine Residency tracks that interest you.

We accept international graduates and sponsor J-1 visas for applicants who have graduated within the past five years and have at least one year of clinical experience practicing direct patient care in the United States. Observerships do not qualify. You must have Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certification at the time of application.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Internal Medicine Residency program or would like to request alumni verification, contact us at

Alumni verifications are typically processed 7 to 10 days from receipt of payment. Please send a check or money order, payable to NYU Grossman School of Medicine, for the $65 alumni verification fee to the following address:

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
550 First Avenue, NBV 16 North 30
New York, NY 10016

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