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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 70 percent of our graduates go on to participate in a fellowship program, with a match rate greater than 98 percent. The other 30 percent become general internists, both as hospitalists and in ambulatory practice in academic and 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.

For the current 2022–23 recruitment season, ERAS has created a supplemental application for internal medicine residency candidates to assess the helpfulness of additional questions used in the holistic review process. Applicants to our program are not required to submit the supplemental application; it is entirely voluntary during this cycle. Regardless of completion of this supplemental application, every ERAS application will be reviewed in detail. We encourage candidates to complete the supplemental application to help assess the usefulness of this tool during the pilot, but we will continue to review every application whether the supplemental questions are completed or not.

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.

Please note that a letter written by the chair of the Department of Medicine at your school and two additional letters of recommendation are required. If you are applying for a preliminary year in medicine, we will accept a letter from the chair of your specialty program in lieu of the letter from the chair of the Department of Medicine. Please note that at this time, only preliminary positions linked to neurology and anesthesiology are available.

The deadline for Internal Medicine Residency program applications is October 1. 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, and we encourage you to rank each track that interests you. The clinical investigator track requires a secondary application and additional interviews. Please note that you may not apply for the physician-scientist track during the recruitment cycle. Residents interested in this track initially matriculate into one of the three-year categorical tracks and are able to apply to this track at the end of their intern year.

We accept international graduates and sponsor J-1 visas for applicants who have graduated within the past three 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 NYU Internal Medicine Residency program, contact us at If you would like to request an alumni verification for the NYU Internal Medicine Residency Program, contact us at

Alumni verifications are typically processed 7 to 10 business 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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