Good Shepherd Health System

Frequently Asked Questions
For internal medicine residency

How do I apply for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Good Shepherd Medical Center?  

The program selection committee begins reviewing application through ERAS in September of every year.

Does your program accept international medical graduates?
Yes, we accept IMGs as well as US-IMGs.

Does your hospital sponsor visas?
Yes, we sponsor J1 and H1B visas.

Do you require a residency candidate to be ECFMG certified at the time of application?
Yes, all IMG applicants must be ECFMG certified at the time of the application submission.

What are the USMLE requirements?
We review all scores, but prefer a three-digit score of 200 or greater.

What are the key elements that your program looks for in an application?
We review the USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, ECFMG certification and clinical experience. For IMGs, some US clinical experience is helpful, but not required.

Is there a specific limit to the number of years since medical school graduation of the applicant?

For DO applicants, do you require both USMLE and COMLEX scores?
We require USMLE and/or COMLEX scores.

Do you accept students from International Medical Schools who need to do a required elective for their school and are able to do so in the United States?
No, at this time, only US Medical Students are able to do an elective rotation at Good Shepherd, required that we have availability at the time the student needs to do the rotation.

Do you offer observerships for International Medical Students or International Medical Graduates?
We are currently not offering observerships.

Learn about the Good Shepherd Internal Residency Program Application Process by contacting Good Shepherd Internal Medicine Residency Program at 903.315.5171 or email