We accept applications beginning in mid-September. We accept applications ONLY from participants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) which is available through your Dean's Office.Invitations for personal interviews are granted after a review of your application materials from ERAS. We require a complete ERAS application, three letters of recommendation (including your Dean's letter), a personal statement as well as your medical school and USMLE transcripts. An additional curriculum vitae is not required.
Our interview season runs from early November through mid-January. Typically, we conduct residency interviews on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The interview day includes a tour of the hospital and observing the resident inpatient morning report conference. Applicants have an opportunity to meet and spend time with the Chairman, Program Director, Associate Program Directors, and Chief Resident. Applicants interview with approximately three different faculty members, including the Program Director. Lunch is provided with our residents. There is an optional dinner with the housestaff the night before the interview which we encourage applicants to attend if at all possible.
Interview Day Itinerary
|Evening Prior||Optional Dinner with CMC Internal Medicine Residents|
|7:10 AM||Meet program representative in CMC-Main Lobby|
|7:15 AM - 8:00 AM||Program overview led by program leadership|
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||Attend inpatient morning report|
|8:50 AM - 9:20 AM||Meet with Chair/Vice-Chair, CMC Dept. of Internal Medicine|
|9:30 AM - 11:00 AM||Faculty Interviews or Hospital Tour|
|11:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Hospital Tour or Faculty Interviews|
|12:35 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch with residents|
Our rank order list in the NRMP is based on a combination of academic scores and grades, an applicant’s recommendation letters, personal statement, and interview. We do not require, nor do we encourage, the expense of second visits, but we can arrange a second look if an applicant would like to see the daily mechanics of our program in more detail.
No, but if you have worked closely with your Chair in a clinical or research setting, it would be appropriate to include a letter from him/her.
No. We encourage you to ask for letters from faculty with whom you have worked closely and who will best be able to assess your clinical and/or research abilities. However, it is recommended that at least one of your letters come from an internist.
ERAS allows as many letters of recommendation as you feel are necessary. However, no more than four letters may be sent to any individual program.
Applicants will be notified by email when they have been offered an interview. The process of scheduling an interview will be detailed in the email you receive. We recommend scheduling an interview as soon as possible as dates fill up quickly.
Interviews are held in November, December and January. Dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but we cannot guarantee availability of the dates you request, as each day has a limited number of spots available.
The interview day begins at approximately 7:10 a.m. and typically concludes shortly after lunch with the residents at about 2:15 p.m.
We provide hotel accommodations for applicants the night before the interview.
Yes. You will be invited to an informal dinner with several residents the night prior to your interview. This is a casual gathering for applicants and their significant others. You will be notified by email prior to your interview regarding timing, location and directions.
Absolutely not. "Second Look" visits are not at all required. We can arrange a second visit, however, for those who would like to see the program and/or certain aspects of it on a one-on-one basis. We are happy to arrange them on request, but they are not in any way a prerequisite.
We do not currently have any residents in the program that are International Medical Graduates. We will review applications from International Graduates who meet all of the following four criteria: [no exceptions here]
No. [No exceptions here]
We will accept applications from students who have only taken COMLEX exams, but do find it additionally helpful if you have taken at least one of the USMLE exams.
For more information, please contact:
J. Matthew Blackwell, MD, Program Director
Jennifer Weegar, Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 32861
Department of Internal Medicine
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861