Family Medicine – Palmdale

Our Family Medicine Residency Program offers six positions for a categorical three-year training track. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be either a United States citizen or permanent resident. We currently do not sponsor any visas.

All applicants are required to apply using the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application process. Applications submitted via mail, email or fax will not be processed.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please register with NRMP if you wish to be matched with our program. We will not accept any applicants outside the NRMP Match.

Information Needed to Apply on ERAS

  • ERAS Common Application Form or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 3)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/Medical School Dean’s Letter
  • Licensing exam transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and/or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX) transcripts
  • Valid ECFMG certificate and status report
  • Other documents that may strengthen your application: awards, research and scholarly work

Interviews and Appointments

  • Interviews will be held October 19 – December 28
  • Offer letters will be sent April 1
  • HR clearances, including background checks and physical clearances, will occur May 13 – June 14
  • Orientation will begin June 17, culminating in a white coat ceremony on June 28

Please Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all granted interviews will be conducted virtually.

Eligible applicants will be considered on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as their ability, aptitude, academic credentials and communication skills, and personal characteristics such as motivation, integrity and overall alignment with the mission of the program.

Our program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

International Medical School Graduates

Graduates of medical schools outside the United States must have the following:

What to Expect on Interview Day

  • Please Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all granted interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Welcome by the Program Director
  • Approximately 6 interviews lasting 25 minutes each
  • Virtual tour of hospitals and clinics
  • Opportunity to meet our current residents


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

  • Official medical school transcript with degree 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
  • Documentation of application for Postgraduate Training License as required by the Medical Board of California
  • Copies of current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certification only if completed prior to starting residency)
  • If required documentation is in different names, then proof of name change (i.e. marriage certificate or court document) must be provided
  • If any required documents are in a language other than English, then an English translation of the documents must be provided

In addition, applicants must successfully complete all UHS pre-employment requirements prior to the appointment date. Failure to provide any required documents or to successfully complete all UHS pre-employment requirements by the date of appointment will result in automatic withdrawal from the program.