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Applying to Tulane IM

Our Requirements:

1. Applicants must be graduates from AAMC-accredited or AOA-accredited medical school.

2. Must pass USMLE Step 1 by the time of your application; Pass USMLE Step 2 by end of Medical school training.There is no minimum board score for admission. We do not believe that a test score reflects the quality of a physician. 

3. Completion of standard application in the ERAS and registration in the NRMP match. 

4. Only two letters of recommendations required, one being the Department of Medicine Chair's letter and the other being a clinical letter of recommendation.

For International Medical Graduates, we are accepting J1 visas that are sponsored through ECFMG. We prefer one year of US clinical experiences and recommend year of graduation be within 5 years of applying. We are unable to offer observerships and externships at this time.

***For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants also will be required to complete the MyERAS application.

The additional information collected will help our program staff learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1-30.

Application Review:

Currently, we have a holistic approach to reviewing applications. We do not extend interviews based on any one criteria alone. We consider all aspects of your application, including personal statement, extracurricular experiences, scholarship and letters of recommendation.

The Interview:

Interviews are by invitation only, and once you have been accepted you will be able to choose your interview date. We have rolling acceptance for interviews, this means we extend interviews through out the interview season. 

1. Prior to Interview Day: All interviews occur on Fridays. This year we will be hosting all our interviews on Zoom. Prior to day of interview you will be provided with a link to the collective interview zoom meeting. 

2. Interview Day: Dr. Bhatnagar will speak with you about her experience in New Orleans and give you a run down on the basics of the program during the first hour. From there, there will be several break out sessions including two separate twenty minute interviews, at least one of which will be with a resident. In addition, there will be a break out with each of the applicants to spend five minutes with Dr. Bhatnagar to talk briefly about any specific questions you have regarding Tulane or any questions you have about the interview trail.

Please, if you have any questions what so ever, let us know! You can reach us at IMresidency@tulane.eduOtherwise our mailing address and the contact information of our program coordinator and manager are listed below.

Mailing Address:
Tulane University
Internal Medicine Residency Program
1430 Tulane Avenue, #8050
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Donna Darensbourg
Program Coordinator


Kathryn Conyers
Program Manager



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