How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Baton Rouge General’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and do not accept any applicants outside of the match. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Each application is reviewed in its entirety for overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character. The deadline to submit an application is December 31 of each calendar year.

Requirements

U.S Graduates:

Applicants to the Internal Medicine Residency Program must have completed and submitted the following upon application:

  • ERAS Common Application Form with a personal statement

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)

  • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation from faculty or practitioners with whom you have worked and who can

comment on your personal and professional qualifications

  • Personal Statement

  • Photograph

  • Official Medical School Transcript

  • Official USMLE Step I and 2 transcripts (preferred score of 220 on first attempt, but all applications are reviewed)

If applicable, please address and attach the following:

  • Prior participation in a residency program

  • Current or prior medical licensure in any state

  • Current or prior suspension or revocation of licensure

  • Current or prior participation in biomedical research that has resulted in a publication or presentation

  • Current or prior interruptions in your medical education

  • Any aspect of your candidacy that might limit your ability to carry out the requirements of the house staff position

within the time frame of the program

  • Plans to participate in the couples match

International Graduates:

In addition to the above requirements, graduates of international medical schools must also:

  • You must be ECFMG Certified when applying if you have already graduated from medical school, or you must be 

eligable for an ECFMG Certificate in order to apply. We require that you submit your ECGMG certificate through

ERAS before February 1.

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or possess a valid J-1 Visa ( We do not sponsor H1B Visa)

  • Have a current U.S. mailing address

Incomplete applications may result in a delay or elimination of application review and subsequent invitation to interview.

Each application is reviewed in its entirety for overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character.