Application Information

**Due to the quantity of inquiries received during the application season, we are unable to respond to application status requests or letters of intent. Thank you for your understanding.**

Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to the Program:

  • Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or,
  • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,
  • Graduation from a medical school outside the United States or Canada: 
  • Pass Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS by the time of the NRMP Rank Order deadline. Osteopathic physicians may substitute COMLEX scores in place of USMLE scores.
  • Meet requirements to obtain an Intern / Resident Physician Medical License from the Florida Medical Board
  • Meet requirements for employment at Florida State University and Sarasota Memorial Hospital

For specific eligibility criteria, please refer to our expanded program listing on the AMA FREIDA website:

Ideally all applicants will:

  • Valid ECFMG certificate must be obtained by the start of New Employee Orientation in June
  • Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Visa Information:

  • We are only able to support J-1 visas at this time

Rotation Experiences:

    • We do not offer observerships.
    • We have limited opening for audition rotations from August through December for students actively enrolled in medical school. These are scheduled solely through VSLO each spring. Selection for an audition rotation will not impact an applicant's ability to be considered for an interview.

    Application Process:
    The Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital only accepts applications through ERAS and fills all positions in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Our program participates in the supplemental ERAS application.

    Please include the following information with your electronic application:

    • CV
    • Personal Statement
    • Photograph
    • Dean's letter
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Transcript
    • COMLEX/USMLE Scores 

    Our program chooses to participate in the ERAS/Thalamus partnership and will utilize Thalamus for interview scheduling.