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Preliminary Medicine Internship

Preliminary Medicine Internship

Preliminary Medicine

The Internal Medicine Residency accepts 9 trainees per year for a one-year Preliminary Medicine program. The academic schedule is very similar to that of a Categorical Intern, with 4-5 blocks of Ward Medicine, 2 blocks of ICU, 1 block of Medicine Consult, 4-5 Elective rotations, and 1 block of Night Float.

Our recent Preliminary graduates have moved on to outstanding training positions, including:


  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Louisiana State University - Shreveport
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Southern California

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

  • George Washington University
  • Parkland Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University


  • Albany Medical Center
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Dartmouth Medical Center
  • Lahey Clinic
  • Mt Auburn Hospital
  • St Vincent's Hospital


  • Maine Medical Center
  • St Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Application Process For Preliminary Interns:
Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from the date which they become complete. Applications will not be reviewed unless they are completed by December 1.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application in ERAS
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter or equivalent
  • Passing Score for USMLE/COMLEX Steps I, II, and II CS/PE
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Recent Photograph

International Medical Graduates:

  • Must be able to obtain a J1 Visa, Resident Alien Status, Green Card, or have US Citizenship.
  • H1 Visas: For Preliminary Interns, Berkshire Medical Center does not sponsor new H1 Visas, but will accept transfer of H1 Visas.

Selection Criteria:
The Admissions Committee evaluates each application based on its overall merit and qualifications.  We do not use specific criteria such as USMLE/COMLEX scores or date of graduation. 

Usual Interview Dates:
Mid-October through January.

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