ARH Internal Medicine Residency Requirements

Prospective residents must submit the following documents, and meet certain requirements prior to the start of his/her training:

  • Resident Credentialing Application (ERAS preferred)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of License (if applicable)
  • Copy of Drug Enforcement Registration (if applicable)
  • Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) Certificate (if applicable)
  • MSPE and/or three references from supervisors, educators (two of which must be from these categories) or peers (if applicable, transferring resident)
  • Meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a training license in the State of Kentucky which requires demonstration of passing scores on one of the following sets of examinations:

    – USMLE Steps 1 and 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), Clinical Skills (CS)

    – COMLEX Level 1 and 2 Cognitive Evaluation (CE), Performance Evaluation (PE)

    – Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Parts I and II

    – SPEX and PLAS (under circumstances that would mandate verification of competency, i.e., extended absence from clinical medicine)

  • Foreign medical graduates must supply proof of an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification
  • Non-citizens must be a Lawful Permanent Resident, J-1 Visa holder, or have other valid work authorization
  • Applicants must have graduated medical school within the last five years, and preference is given to those that have graduated in the previous two years; or, if greater than five years removed from medical school graduation, the applicant must have performed observership(s) in the field of Internal Medicine and/or subspecialty with evaluations and references from the attending physicians.
  • Foreign Medical Graduate applicants, not born in the United States of America who require ECFMG certification, must be fully competent in written and oral English. Competency in English is demonstrated by obtaining a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) “Academic Exam” which is the responsibility of the applicant to complete. If the applicant has attended and graduated with a bachelor’s degree at an institution of higher learning within the United States or Canada, this requirement may be waived.
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screening