Application and Match

Application to the Program

Candidates for the Physician Scientist Program are those who are completing their medical school experiences with an MD and an additional advanced degree (such as PhD, MPH, MS). Applicants with significant research experience, but who have not received an advanced degree, should contact the Director of the Internal Medicine Fellowship and Physician Scientist Programs (below) for more information.

Interested applicants must apply to the University of Michigan Internal Medicine Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), using the program number for the Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials and letters of reference early in the application process. The Residency Program cannot provide potential applicants with information regarding their competitiveness for the program prior to review via ERAS.

After the ERAS application has been reviewed, the Residency Program will contact qualified individuals. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews, along with a request for supplemental information.

Dedicated interview dates have been reserved for physician scientist applicants as well as extra interview days that occur in conjunction with the Internal Medicine interview dates. The extended interview process enables the applicants to closely interact with program leaders, subspecialty fellowship directors and division chiefs, current physician scientist trainees and medicine residents. Additionally, the interviews will include the opportunity to interact with several potential research mentors.

After the interview process, the Residency Program will maintain communication with each applicant to provide additional information and to answer questions.

The Match

The Internal Medicine Residency Program strongly supports the match, and offers positions to physician scientist applicants only through the match. Applicants should apply using the NRMP match number 1293140C1. Please note that this is a separate match from the categorical program and you should apply to both match numbers if you want to be considered for both. 

Acceptance into the Residency Program assures physician scientist applicants of a position in the selected fellowship program(s) for the PGY-3 year.