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Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Over their three years at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, our residents manage a spectrum of acute and chronic illnesses and are exposed to advanced cardiac and pulmonary disease, including transplant medicine. They are guided through their residency by a dedicated, expert, and pleasant faculty of attending hospitalists, primary care providers, and subspecialists. Inova’s large and complementary ancillary staff is truly supportive, augmenting the resident experience by allowing them to focus on acute patient care. These factors result in a superb high-value educational environment in which an internal medicine physician-in-training can thrive.

We look forward to meeting you and good luck on the interview trail!

— Dr. Nibras Chowdhury and Dr. Logan Rhea
Chief Medical Residents

Program Information

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus accepts 11 categorical interns annually. All qualified applicants are considered for interviews. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to offer an interview to all qualified candidates.

Application Information

Candidates must submit all required information through ERAS by November 30.  Paper or e-mailed applications are NOT accepted and will NOT be reviewed.  Candidates for our residency program are selected in conjunction with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -

Complete applications contain all of the documents listed below in ERAS and are only accepted via ERAS

  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from U.S. or Canadian physicians. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must have letters of recommendation which clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experience.
  • Dean's letter (MSPE) or equivalent
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Results of standardized tests: USMLE and ECFMG certificate where applicable.   
    • Osteopathic applicants: COMLEX scores


  • Applicants must be within THREE (3) years of graduation from medical school/osteopathic medical school or direct patient care activity (independent or ACGME, AOA, or AACOM accredited residency.)
  • All applicants must have a minimum of three (3) months of U.S. or Canadian direct patient care activity. Externships must have included direct patient care. Observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
  • We do not have a minimum score requirement. Each application is carefully reviewed on its own merit by our faculty.

Visa Information

  • H-1B visas are sponsored by Inova
  • J-1 visas are sponsored through ECFMG


  • The Department of Medicine is not able to provide observerships or externships on our inpatient hospitalist or critical care intensivist service.

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  • NRMP Program Code: 3199140C0  (all numerals except for the letter C)

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  • ERAS ACGME ID: 1405100435