Application Information

ERAS is the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The Department of Internal Medicine requires applications be submitted through the ERAS. For additional information about ERAS, students and graduates of U.S. medical schools should contact the student affairs office at their medical schools. Students and graduates of foreign medical schools should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). 

After your application and documents have been received, the Department Review Committee will screen them and, if indicated, you will be notified about arrangements for an interview.  Applicants interested in a specialty program, but who are applying for a preliminary residency position in internal medicine, must apply to the internal medicine program as well as to the program of their specialty interest.

University of Nebraska Medical Center participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Those applying for first-year positions should obtain information on the Match from their deans or from:

Rotary Center
Suite 807
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Before an invitation can be extended, we must have the following materials on file from ERAS:

Application Checklist (Us Graduates)

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (to current date)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Program Director's Letter/Certification (if had previous residency training in the U.S.)
  • Copy of State License (if applicable)

International Medical Graduates (in addition to the above requirements) must complete:

  • ECFMG Status Report
  • Visa Status
  • Documentation of additional continuing medical education in clinical medicine vin the United States. NOTE: While research abilities/experience is valuable, a strong emphasis is placed on recent clinical experience.

    We are frequently asked for specific criteria for International Medical Graduates. Historically, IMG candidates who have been invited to interview have had the following characteristics:
  • USMLE Scores (all steps taken) above 210 (85) on the first attempt
  • Pass the USMLE clinical skills exam
  • J-1 Visas or US Naturalization (select, highly qualified candidates may be considered for H1b visas

The University of Nebraska Medical Center provides equal opportunity in education without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era in accordance with the University of Nebraska’s policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.