Integrated Residency Program



The Integrated Residency Program is an educational alternative in which a student not only has the opportunity to complete fourth year rotations but also to learn more about the responsibilities as a resident in the specified program, providing additional focus to outstanding medical students in the field of medicine they wish to enter. The program does not shorten the duration of training and is not an acceptance into a residency program.

There is a scholarship available upon successful completion of the program and it is based upon individual performance. Integrated residency is separate from the match process; the agreement to participate in the program is not legally binding in regards to your future residency program. To enter residency program, you must still register for ERAS and NRMP, and apply to program(s) in which you are interested in the spring match.

Departments participating in the integrated residency program vary from year to year. Historically, the following departments have taken part on a somewhat regular basis:

·           Anesthesiology

·           Emergency Medicine

·           Family and Community Medicine

·           Medicine

·           Med-Peds

·           Neurology

·           Orthopaedic Surgery

·           Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

·           Psychiatry

·           Radiology


Description of Expected Experiences/Curriculum


  • All departments will require one to two elective courses as part of their program criteria.
  • Concentrated year of combined medical student and residency experiences.
  • Introduction to field of interest as traditionally experienced by first-year residents.      
  • Exposure to clinical/residency experiences as assigned by department
  • Exposure to research in field of interest (if designated by department)


Guidelines and Qualifications for Interested Medical Student Candidates


  • Integrated resident candidate must be deemed in good standing, not on academic probation, and on track for graduation from medical school.


  • All required rotations must be completed at a Satisfactory or Honors level.


  • The progress of the selected candidate will be measured, monitored, and shared in the following manner:  Notification of the candidate of progress in December with verification of completion of all components prior to graduation in May of the fourth year of medical school.


  • Each participating department may set prerequisites and course information designed to fit their program; however, all program requirements are overseen by Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Student Programs.


Program Annual Timeline (specific dates will vary year-to-year).


·         Non-mandatory information sessions for the Rising M4s

·         Info. sessions for Residency Directors or Designees

·         Departments request # of positions they want for the upcoming year


·         Med Ed asks for an update on how IRs are progressing & for estimate date of when they’ll finish

·         Departments are notified of the number of positions given for the year

March to May

·         As IRs complete their requirements, departments send their completed guidelines form to Med Ed

·         Scholarship aid is released after notification is given to Financial Aid

June to August

·         Departments may accept rising M4 students into the integrated residency

·         Notification of acceptance first submitted to Med Ed who will generate the acceptance letter

·         Unused integrated spots will be reclaimed by Med Ed and offered to other departments


·         Final deadline for departments to notify Med Ed of selected students for the upcoming year and whether there are any leftover spots which were assigned to them

o   Any remaining spots are re-assigned to other departments


·         All students will have received notification from Med Ed regarding selection for Integrated Residency

·         Integrated Residency selection process closed

o   Students need to apply to residency program through ERAS and follow all deadlines for ERAS/NRMP



Medical Education:


Laine Young-Walker, MD

Associate Dean for Student Programs


Heather Miles

Sr. Program/Project Support Coodinator



Department Residency Directors and/or Residency Coordinators:



Program Coordinator: Beth Shepard


Emergency Medicine

Program Coordinator: Lindsey Turner


Family Medicine 

Program Coordinator: Gina Silvey


Family Medicine – Rural

Program Coordinator: Dr. Laura Morris



Internal Medicine

Program Coordinator: Laura Redfield-Jacobs



Program Coordinator: Dr. Abigail Emerson




Program Coordinator: Starsha Ferguson

Student Coordinator: Emily Wetzel



Orthopaedic Surgery

Program Coordinator: Kelsey Burkett



Pathology: Anatomic & Clinical Sciences

Program Coordinator: Shannon Wetzel-Eirman



Program Coordinator: Karla Simmons



Program Coordinator: Crystal Arellano