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For Applicants

Applications for residency programs are processed through ERAS (Electronic Resident Application Service), the San Francisco Match or the Urology Match. Fellowship applications are made directly to the appropriate departments.

UCI School of Medicine participates in the National Residency Matching Program for all training programs other than the San Francisco Match and the Urology Match.

Resident Eligibility »

Appointment to a UCI-SOM training program is contingent upon verification of the following original documentation:

  • Current dean’s letter (original documentation only, dated within the past 12 months)
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation (original documents only, dated within the last 12 months)
  • Allopathic trainee: proof of passing USMLE Steps 1 & 2 (CS and CK). Prior to start date of training we must have USMLE Step 1 & 2 scores on file in the GME office. The LMCC will be accepted in lieu of USMLE for Canadian students from an LCME-accredited school. (certified copies required)
  • Osteopathic trainee: proof of passing Comlex levels 1 & 2 (CE and PE). Prior to start date of training, we must have Comlex levels 1 & 2 scores on file in the GME office. (certified copies required)
  • Proof of passing USMLE Step 3 or Comlex level 3 (as required). (certified copies required)
  • Proof of medical school graduation (original diploma required).
    • Applicants must be a graduate of a LCME accredited medical school; of an AOA accredited osteopathic medical school; or be a graduate from a medical school outside the U.S. and possess a valid ECFMG certificate or 5th pathway certification.
  • Previous ACGME training certificate(s).
  • Proof of license status:
    • If applicable, copy of valid California medical license, original to be verified by staff at orientation.
    • In accordance with the California medical practice act, chapter 2065, all trainees who have completed 24 months of postgraduate training, in any medical specialty, in any state, regardless of whether or not academic credit was awarded, must be licensed.
    • Graduates of U.S. medical schools, who have 12 months of previous postgraduate training in any ACGME program in any state, in any discipline, regardless of whether or not academic credit was awarded, have 12 months to be licensed in California.
    • International medical graduates must have 24 months of postgraduate training in an ACGME program in any state, in any discipline, regardless of whether or not academic credit was awarded, to be eligible for licensure in California.
    • International medical graduates, who have 24 months of previous postgraduate training in any ACGME program in any state, in any discipline, regardless of whether or not academic credit was awarded, have 12 months to be licensed in California.
  • Proof of current ACLS, BLS or PALS certification. Certification cards must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Proof of current ECGMG certificate:
    • International medical graduates must have a current ECGMG certificate and ECFMG-Issued J-1 visa or provide proof of permanent resident status.
    • International medical graduates must have a current medical board of California “postgraduate training authorization letter” (PTAL) (issued within the past 12 months).
  • Proof of valid DEA card (as required)
  • Proof of CURES registration (as required)
  • Verification of employee health screening
  • Verification of background check
  • Verification of attendance at orientation

 

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