Internal Medicine

Application Information

Internal medicine residents roundingAll application materials are received through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS).

In addition to a completed application form, a dean's letter, transcript, USMLE/COMLEX scores, and two other letters of recommendation are required. Selected applicants are interviewed by the Residency Selection Committee. All applications and interviews will be completed in time to allow both parties to meet NRMP deadlines; interviews are scheduled for November, December, and January annually.

Acceptance into the program requires graduation from a medical school approved by the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the AMA. Foreign graduates must have standard ECFMG certificates and be eligible for permanent immigrant status as well as for licensure in South Carolina. First-year appointments are made through the matching plan of the National Resident Matching Program.

Other correspondence should be submitted to the Internal Medicine Residency coordinator, Rachel Jones.

Interview experience

Our program interviews on Mondays and Fridays in November, December, and January. 

A group of our residents will take you to dinner the night before your interview. Please keep this in mind when selecting your dates as those interviewed find this to be a valuable part of the process.

Applicants will have an opportunity to attend our highly-rated morning report before touring the facilities at Palmetto Health Richland and interviewing with general medicine and subspecialty faculty members. During the day, you will also hear presentations on our curriculum, benefits packages, and scheduling.

Once you have secured an interview date, our program administrator will contact you with more details regarding hotel stay, dinner, and the interview schedule. If you have questions about scheduling, please contact her at

Meet our program coordinator

Rachel JonesRachel Jones has been the program administrator since 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English as well as an MBA. She received the Chairman and Program Director Award for Excellence in Service to the Residency after her first year in our department. Since that time, she also received the Friend of Residents Award in 2012 and 2015, becoming the first staff member to receive the hospital recognition multiple times.

Rachel views her job as essential to helping you do your best work as a resident in training. She aims to alleviate many of the administrative pressures facing residents allowing them to focus on their education.