General IM Application


We appreciate your interest in our Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Please note the following criteria for application to our program for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In addition, please visit the Graduate Medical Education website for more information on qualifications and application process.

Interviewed Candidates MUST meet the following minimum criteria

  • Applications to the IM Residency Program at the Brody School of Medicine- East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) [We do not accept any applications outside ERAS]
  • ERAS is available through the AAMC Website
  • December 1st deadline to submit applications
  • Interviews are conducted from November through the end of January
  • DO Applicants are highly recommended to complete USMLE exams
  • Preferred level of performance on USMLE 1/USMLE 2 is 225 and above on first attempt. For DO Applicants taking COMLEX 1 & 2 a score of 500 and above. 
  • Step 2 score MUST be available prior to submission of rank list
  • Absolute requirement that USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam be passed with one attempt and made available prior to submission of rank list
  • Medical School Graduation cutoff is 5 years 
  • US Medical experience expected
  • Our institution sponsors only the J1-visa (no exceptions)
  • We accept applicants participating in couples matching

Interviewing Information:

  • Applicants are notified of available interview dates through ERAS
  • We begin the interview process starting 2nd week of November through end of January (Subject to Change)
  • Lodging for the evening prior to your interview is arranged by Debbie or Monique, the program staff, and paid for by Vidant Medical Center (Typically at the Greenville Hilton for Categoricals & Preliminary Applicants)
  • All candidates are encouraged to join the residents for a dinner the night before Interview Day starting at 7 pm at a selected Greenville restaurant
  • Typical interview day starts at 7:30 am. Candidates begin the day by attending a quick information session with the Chief Residents.  This is followed by attending our Morning Report at 8 am.  Then each applicant will have two 30-minute interviews with members of our faculty; interspersed will be a tour of the hospital and facilities finished off with a catered lunch. Applicants will end their day in the Educational Affairs conference room where parking will be validated and all paperwork completed. The interview day normally concludes around 1-2 pm.
  • To plan your visit to Greenville please see our Greenville Community Page (Coming soon), Guide To Greenville, and Map Information
  • Please note the closest airports are Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC about 1.5 miles from Vidant Medical Center and Raleigh-Durham, NC International Airport (RDU) about 65 miles from Vidant Medical Center
  • There will be a shuttle from the hotel to Vidant Medical Center on the day of the interview (Pending unforeseen circumstances)


  • Rank list per NRMP guidelines
  • Only candidates who have interviewed and passed USMLE Step 2 will be ranked


  • VMC sponsors J-1 visas ONLY (No exceptions per hospital policy)

Accepted Applicants through NRMP Match should follow these guidelines:

  • Successfully complete both parts of USMLE Step 2 to start the program (Note: Applicants are urged to take both parts of USMLE Step 2 before March 1 as reporting of USMLE scores can take up to ~ 8-10 weeks)
  • Chief Residents will contact you shortly after Match results in March
  • Information packets will be sent to you with information to fill out

Please visit the Graduate Medical Education website at ECU/VMC to review more specific information regarding benefits, qualifications, and how to apply. You may contact the Program Administrator at (252) 744-3682 for more information.

ECU Brody and Vidant

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