Applicant's Corner

What makes Saint Peters unique? 

Residency is undoubtedly a rigorous endeavor, but the gains are great. We are proud to teach patient-centered medicine in an environment of professionalism, dedicated learning experiences, excellent research opportunities, and a commitment to resident wellness. Saint Peters University Hospital has positioned itself as one of the leading internal medicine residency programs in New Jersey.

The success of the curriculum lies in a dedicated and experienced faculty, who under the leadership of Dr. Nayan Kothari strives hard to provide cutting-edge medical knowledge. We welcome your application to join our elite group of residents. 

Application Procedure 

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program has 17 residents in each post graduate year and one fourth-year chief. Each position is categorical. We do not offer preliminary positions.    

All applicants must apply though the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The deadline for applications for entry in June 2021 is November 30, 2020.   

We plan to begin reviewing applications immediately after ERAS opens on October 21, 2020. We will be offering virtual interviews for all applicants. We are currently developing this process as well as the specific interview schedule for the 2020-2021 season.  

Our program participates in the NRMP match. We offer positions only through this process and do not offer pre-match positions.    

Our NRMP number is 3211140C0. 

Application Requirements 
United States Medical Graduate 

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) 
  2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) 
  3. Dean’s Letter (MSPE) 
  4. Three letters of recommendation 
  5. Medical school transcript 
  6. Personal statement 
  7. Curriculum Vitae in ERAS format 
  8. All USMLE/COMLEX scores passed on first attempt 
  9. We do not have a minimum score requirement (Mean scores of our current residents: USMLE Step 1 – 237, USMLE Step 2 – 237) 

International Medical Graduate 

  1. Dean’s Letter (MSPE) 
  2. Three letters of recommendation 
  3. Medical school transcript 
  4. Personal statement 
  5. Curriculum Vitae in ERAS format 
  6. All USMLE scores passed on first attempt 
  7. We do not have a minimum score requirement (Mean scores of our current residents: USMLE Step 1 – 237, USMLE Step 2 – 237) 
  8. ECFMG certificate 
  9. Recent clinical experience (can be in your home country) 
  10. Preferred, but not required, graduation date within the past 5 years 
  11. We sponsor J1 visas  
  12. We accept valid Employee Authorization Document (EAD) 

Visa policy for Graduates of International Medical Schools


Interviews are by invitation only. If invited, you will receive an email from Thalamus to schedule your interview. We will also use Thalamus to conduct the virtual interviews.  

Interviews are typically scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and will be conducted from mid-November until the end of January. Our interview day consists of a welcome by the program director, interviews with the program director and 2 faculty members, lunch (virtual gathering) with several residents and tour of our hospital. 

Contact Information

Cheryl Weingart
Residency Coordinator

Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES)
240 Easton Avenue, 
4th Floor 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

If you have additional questions please use our online form to contact Cheryl
Fax- 732-745-0406


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