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 and 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) with no more than one (1) failure.

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.

In addition, applicants must have passed USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) without failure and, if taken, passed USMLE Step 3 without failure.

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:

  • “Postgraduate training authorization” letter (PTAL) from the Medical Board of California (MBC) dated within the past year. This letter should indicate acceptance of the applicant’s medical education in meeting MBC requirements and eligibility to commence postgraduate training in California, should a position be offered. If the applicant is already licensed in the state of California, this is not required.
  • 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.