Application Requirements and Process

The Family Medicine Residency Training Program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Applications will only be accepted through ERAS. No paper application materials, nor email, fax or regular mail submissions will be accepted.

The program offers eight categorical positions per year.

We also participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please register with the NRPM to be matched with our program.

A completed application includes ERAS common application form, a dean’s letter, transcript, USMLE transcript or Comlex transcripts, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, preferably including one from a department of medicine chair (or designee).

Minimum Requirements

Residency applicants must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 with no more than one (1) failure and 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) with no failures. 

COMLEX Level 1 no more than one (1) failure and COMLEX Level 2 Clinical Exam with no failures.

Must be graduated from medical school within the last seven years.

Three letters of recommendation (LORs)-one letter must be from a family medicine physician.

US citizen and/or permanent resident.

To be considered a competitive applicant to our program, we highly recommend applicants have USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores of greater than 210.

As soon as applicants are accepted into a residency program, they are required to apply for a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from the Medical Board of California (MBC). Please visit the Medical Board of California website for further information.

International Applicants

All applicants must possess a valid work permit prior to the date the rank order is submitted to the matching program or prior to a position being offered. This can be met with United States citizenship or permanent residency. We do not sponsor H1 or J1 visas.

International medical school graduates are required to submit the following additional documentation:

  • ECFMG Standard Certification with valid date.
  • Score for examinations used to qualify for the ECFMG certificate.

Interview Information

Applicants who successfully match with our program must provide the following additional documentation prior to the start of the program:

  • Official medical school transcript indicating that a degree was issued and date of issuance.
  • Copy of medical school diploma.
  • Copy of social security card.
  • Copy of current driver's license.
  • Copy of permanent resident card if applicable.