How to Apply

Applications for our ACGME-accredited internal medicine program will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please search for, “FIU-VAHCS Primary Care Internal Medicine Program” to apply. For information on how to register, application fees, and more, visit the ERAS website. Current medical students can also obtain additional information at their medical school dean’s office.

For more information on eligibility, please see the following FIU GME policies:

FIU HWCOM Primary Care Internal Medicine Program applicants must upload three letters of recommendation, two from clinical preceptors.

Letters of recommendation from friends or relatives are not considered. In all cases, letters should be recent, from individuals who know the student well, and who can assess an applicant’s personal and/or clinical qualities. Letters must be written on official letterhead stationery and signed. Candidates are encouraged to submit all materials as soon as possible, as interviews are scheduled only if the application is complete.

  • Background checks and drug testing

    Level II Criminal Background Check

    HWCOM requires a level II criminal background check. The results of the level II CBC are necessary before the applicant can begin his/her first year of training. This action was instituted in the interest of patient safety and to meet the credentialing requirements of our clinical partners.

    Please refer to the Qualifications of Applicants Policy for more information.



  • Interviews

    For the 2021-2022 Interview Cycle, all interviews will be conducted virtually.

    The interviews are an important part of an applicant's virtual experience at FIU’s HWCOM. Applicants invited for a virtual interview will have the opportunity to meet and engage with the program's faculty. Prior to the virtual interview day experience, applicants will be invited to attend a FIU HWCOM-VAHCS Primary Care Internal Medicine Informational Session to learn more about our innovative curriculum, community engagement, commitment to diversity, resident life, and support.

    Interview day schedule

    8:00 – 8:15 AM

    Interview Registration and Check-In

    8:15 – 8:25 AM

    Opening Session

    8:30 – 8:55 AM

    Interview I

    9:00 – 9:25 AM

    Interview II

    9:30 – 9:55 AM

    Interview III


    Interview day schedule

    8:00 – 8:25 AM

    Opening Session

    10:30 – 10:55 AM

    Interview I

    11:00 – 11:25 AM

    Interview II

    11:30 – 11:55 AM

    Interview III

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What do I need to do before my interview?

    • Review your application and be prepared to tell us why you are pursuing a career in primary care internal medicine
    • Be sure to keep current on health care issues and medical ethics
    • Plan to dress professional in conservative business attire
    • Test your wireless internet connection, webcam, and audio capabilities; we encourage you to find a quiet and comfortable place for your virtual interview session
    • Pre-register for your virtual interview session with the Zoom Meeting Information provided
    • Attend FIU HWCOM-VAHCS Primary Care Internal Medicine Informational Session
    • Relax and be yourself! We want to get to know you better and find out if we are the right fit for each other!

    What do I need to bring on interview day?

    • A state driver’s license for identification purposes
    • Access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or electronic device that has a reliable internet connection, webcam, and audio capabilities
    • A quiet and comfortable place for you to conduct your virtual interview day session

    What is the interview format at FIU HWCOM?

    The FIU HWCOM uses a traditional one-on-one interview format. Applicants will be interviewed by 3 interviewers in this format.

    What should I do after my interview?

    • Send a thank you message to your interviewers via the Office of Graduate Medical Education at
    • Connect with our Coordinators. They are happy to help answer your questions!
  • Application Cycle

    The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine follows the protocols established by The National Resident Match Program (NRMP).

    • September 6: Applicants may begin submitting applications
    • September 16: Application submission deadline opens
    • September 27: Program can begin reviewing applications
    • October 19: FIU HWCOM Interview Season begins
    • March 1: Rank Order List Certification Deadline
      • Medical school student/graduate graduation credentials verification deadline
    • March 11: Match Week Begins
      • A detailed Match Week and SOAP schedule will be released as soon as it is finalized.
    • March 15: Match Day!