Our Internal Medicine Residency Program offers 20 positions each academic year 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
- Curriculum vitae
- Medical school transcripts
- Dean’s Letter of Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- A minimum of three Letters of Recommendation (Note: One Letter of Recommendation should be submitted from an internal medicine physician)
- Personal statement
- United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and/or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX) transcripts, as applicable
- If any required documents are in a language other than English, an English translation of the document must be provided
NRMP Program Information
Internal Medicine Residency Program
|Program Name:||Internal Medicine UHS SoCal MEC|
Interviews and Appointments
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic year 2021-2022 dates and deadlines for ERAS and the NRMP have and may change. Our program will review applications from the time of their availability in ERAS through the rank list deadline. Interviews will occur October through February. You will be notified if you have been granted an interview.
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, which is to provide exemplary medical care and treat all patients with uncompromising dedication and skill.
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:
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate before starting residency orientation
- A graduation date prior to April 1 of the application year
- Ability to obtain a California Postgraduate Training License (PTL). This is now required for all residents in California, and effectively replaces the prior Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL).
What to Expect on Interview Day
To protect the health and safety of our applicants, faculty, and residents, and in accordance with current ACGME/ERAS guidance, we anticipate conducting all interviews virtually. As we build an interview process that provides an adequate experience of our program, we expect to include:
- Welcome by the Program Director with general program information
- 2-4 interviews lasting 20-30 minutes each
- Virtual tours of hospital sites and the Temecula area
- Interaction with current residents
- 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
- Copies of current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 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