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Application Requirements


Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) of the American College of Associates (AAMC). The following is required as part of your application:

Applications must include:

  • Medical school dean's letter
  • Transcripts
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • Current photograph
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Personal statement including pertinent biographical information, goals and your perception of family medicine. Limit to two pages.


It is recommended that applications be filed as early as possible as the interview schedule fills very quickly. Those applications which are received promptly and are the most complete are more likely to receive interviews.
The deadline for all materials is Dec. 1.
Foreign medical school graduates must include proof of passing scores on both the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) examinations, a copy of your current ECFMG certificate, and a current Postgraduate Training Authorization letter from the Medical Board of California.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens will need to provide proof of employment eligibility.

Interviews are scheduled during the months of October through January, and are by invitation only. You will receive an invitation to interview when your application file has been reviewed by the Residency Selection Committee.
Please be informed that by participating in the National Resident Matching Program, you are applying for a first-year residency position only. If you feel that you may be eligible for an advanced position within our program, please inform us of this promptly. Otherwise, if you participate in the NRMP and are matched with us, we will consider this a binding agreement for you to enter our program as a first-year resident. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.

International Medical Graduates:

  1. Please include a current Medical Board of California letter stating that you are eligible to commence postgraduate training in California and a current Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate.
  2. If you have not taken and/or passed Part II of the USMLE, the Medical Board of California strongly suggests that you take the exam no later than March of your last year of medical school.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement:
The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy*, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in University programs and activities.

*Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.