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 of 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 that 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 a residency program, students must still register for ERAS and NRMP, and apply to program(s) in which they are interested in the spring match.

Departments participating in the integrated residency program vary from year to year.

Departments Participating in 2023-2024:

·  Anesthesiology
·  Emergency Medicine
·  Family Medicine
·  Family Medicine (RT – Bothwell)
·  Internal Medicine
·  Med-Peds
·  Neurology
·  Orthopedic Surgery
·  Pathology
·  Psychiatry
·  Radiology

Description of Expected Experiences/Curriculum

All departments will require several 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.


2023-2024 Timeline 

January 2023

·         Dr. Young-Walker requests funding for total number of spots

·         Heather reaches out to Sim Center to reserve mock interview date(s)

February 2023

·         February 14 and 15:  Non-mandatory info sessions for the Rising M4s and departments

·         February 16-March 3:  Departments request min/max number of positions for upcoming AY

·         February 16-August: Departments hold optional recruiting info. sessions (flyers to Heather for review and distribution)

March 2023

·         March 10:  Departments are notified of the number of positions awarded

·         March 10: Med Ed informs Class on approximately how many spots each department will have and asks who all is planning to apply and to which department so mock interviews (virtual/in-person/#) can be planned

April 2023

·         Mock interviews offered at the SIM Center (virtual or in-person based on dept’. applying to)

May to August 2023

·         Departments conduct application/interview/selection process

o    Coordinator informs Heather of acceptances; Heather generates/sends letter

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

August 2023

·         August 25:  Final deadline for departments to notify Heather of selected students and whether there are any leftover spots which were assigned to them

o    Any remaining spots are re-assigned to other departments

September 2023

·         September 1:  All students will have received notice from Heather regarding selection for IR

·         September 15: All Guidelines, signed by students and PDs, due to Heather

·         Integrated Residents submit their ERAS applications

December 2023

·         Heather conducts mid-year check-ins with students and departments

March-May 2024

·         Departments send Heather Guidelines with initial/date by each completed requirement to indicate completion of all requirements; Heather asks DeAnna to release payment to accounts



Medical Education:

Laine Young-Walker, MD

Associate Dean for Student Programs

Heather Miles

Sr. Program/Project Support Coordinator


Department Program Coordinators:


Beth Shepard

Emergency Medicine

Lindsey Turner

Family Medicine 

Gina Silvey or Danielle Fraser

Family Medicine – Rural

Ellie Euer

Internal Medicine

Laura Redfield-Jacobs


Penny Adams


Mark Bigelow or Raven Nelson

Orthopedic Surgery

Presley Welch or Sarah Sharp


Shannon Wetzel-Eirman


Karla Simmons


Crystal Arellano