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Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Applicant Information

We only accept applications for our residency program through ERAS and we participate fully with the NRMP. We have no minimum requirement for USMLE scores and look at an applicant's entire application package in making our interview invitations. We appreciate diversity of life experiences, backgrounds, and training in our selection process. 

Letters of Recommendation:

We require four letters of recommendation. One of these letters should be from an individual in the department of pediatrics (e.g. chair, clerkship director, faculty attending, mentor, etc.) and one should be from an individual in the department of internal medicine (e.g. chair, clerkship director, faculty attending, mentor, etc.). The other two letters can be at the applicant's discretion, however we strongly encourage letters from individuals who have worked with you in a clinical, mentoring, leadership, or scholarly capacity and that can comment on your clinical acumen, work ethic, dedication, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Letters of Invitation:

These are sent starting in mid-September and continue throughout our interview season.

Interview Days:

Our interview experience begins at 3pm on Monday afternoon and concludes between 3-4:30 pm on Tuesday. This allows you to get an in depth look at our program and have lots of opportunities to interact with our wonderful Med-Ped residents. We ask that interviewing applicants let us know their travel schedules ASAP so that we can ensure they are scheduled for their full experience before their departure. Our interviews begin in mid-October and conclude in early January.

Accommodations and Dinners:

Since residency travel can be expensive, we pay for lodging for Monday evening. There is also a complimentary dinner with our residents that evening. The dinner is at the home of the one of the Med-Peds residents and applicants are welcome to bring your spouse/partner/significant other. Children are also welcome!

Scheduling Interviews:

We utilize the thalamus comprehensive scheduling platform to schedule our interviews. This platform provides applicants with easy, secure, and immediate interview scheduling and travel coordination.

Second Looks:

We do not require second looks since they are expensive and time consuming for our applicants. If you are passing through or are interested in experiencing something you did not get to see, you are most welcome to come back, but please do not feel obliged to do so for our sake.

Positions and Promises:

Our decision process is made by a diverse committee that looks at the "whole applicant" and the qualities they will bring to our program. This committee consists of many of the people you will meet on your interview day. As a result, and because of the rules of the match, we do not offer positions or promise certain spots on our match list. This in no way indicates our feelings for an applicant, rather we feel that adhering to the ethical principles of the match are important tenets to our functioning as a residency program. 


If you have any further questions about our application process, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are eager to meet all of the applicants that are embarking on the journey of joining the fabulous specialty of Med-Peds!


Jennifer O'Toole, MD, MEd
Program Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency


More Information

For more information on the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, please contact us at:

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
UC Department of Internal Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location 0535
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0535

Phone: 513-584-0397
Fax: 513-584-0369

Program Director:
Jennifer K. O’Toole, MD, MEd, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Follow our program on Twitter and Instagram! @CincyMedPeds