Thank you for inquiring into our program here in Boise, Idaho! The information below may help answer some of your questions about our program.
Starting in July 2011, our residency became a second Internal Medicine residency under the University of Washington (UW) umbrella. We are separate from the UW Seattle Residency. We are physically located in Boise, ID, and have training sites at all three of the major Boise hospitals (Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center) and at office-based practices in Boise and other cities throughout Idaho. Additionally, residents are able to choose elective rotations in Seattle, WA, during the PGY2 and PGY3.
For Academic Year 2017-2018, we will be recruiting four PGY1s for the Preliminary track of our program, and nine PGY1s for the Categorical track (13 positions total).
Applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from September 1 to November 30, 2016. We will start reviewing applications on September 15, 2016. Please apply no later than November 30, 2016, to ensure we have sufficient time to consider your application thoroughly. All intern positions will be filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
We will interview applicants from November 2016 through the first week in January 2017.
We have no specific USMLE or COMLEX score cutoff. If you have ties to the Pacific Northwest, please be sure to include them in your application.
International Medical School Graduates
We will need your ECFMG certificate by January 2017 and proof of U.S. Citizenship or Green Card at the time of application. We are not able to sponsor:
You must have graduated from medical school within the last five years.
Your medical school must be one recognized by the Idaho State Board of Medicine so that you can be licensed in Idaho. Please refer to the link below, and click on the "Rules for Licensure to Practice Medicine and Surgery and Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Idaho" (see Administrative Code IDAPA 22.01.01, section 051).
We require at least six months clinical experience in the United States or a western medical system. However, please be sure to include any and all of your clinical or research experience in your application even though it might have been outside the United States.
Letters of recommendation are important, but do have to come from a doctor in the U.S.
Unfortunately, for those interested in an externship or observership, current Veteran’s Affairs (VA) policy precludes us from being able to offer any externships or observerships to anyone who is not currently enrolled in a program directly affiliated with the VA.
Our program director and selection committee will consider your entire application, regardless of where you attended medical school.
Residency Position Appointment
If you have more questions, please feel free to give us a call.