Information for Students from Non-US Medical Schools

Application requirements:

  • We accept applications only through the ERAS system (
  • USMLE step 1 scores of 230 or above, step 2 scores of 240 or above, and applicant must pass CS exam on the first attempt.
  • Completion of medical school within 1 year of application date.
  • A Dean’s letter (or equivalent) from your medical school and 3 additional letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from faculty in Internal Medicine (including subspecialties).
  • Letter from current or previous residency program director (if applicable).
  • Previous US medical experience is preferred but not required.
  • International graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • We accept U.S. Citizens and permanent residents.

After review of these materials we will contact qualified candidates to arrange an interview.



NRMP program code: 1330140C


Application Address:

David Tierney, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency (11135)
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799

(612) 863-6766 or 1-800-805-9928

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