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Eligibility Criteria and Couples Matching

U.S. Allopathic Medical School Graduate

  • Completed USMLE Step 1 and 2

  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)

U.S. Osteopathic Medical School Graduates

  • Completed COMLEX Step 1 and Step 2 OR USMLE Step 1 and 2
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)

International Medical School Graduates

  • Pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 on first attempt
  • Graduate of a medical school recognized by the Medical Board of California
  • Completed medical school training within past five years (or enrolled in an accredited ACGME internship or residency program within the past five years).
  • Previous family medicine experiences, observerships, or clinical experience in the US.
  • Application via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) including:
    • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript verifying appropriate medical education to train in a large teaching hospital
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph (optional)
  • U.S. citizenship or J-1 Visa

 

Couples Matching

The Department of Family Medicine encourages couples match applications. We work in conjunction with the corresponding department to streamline interview dates and times for both applicants.

More information on couples matching can be found on the NRMP website.