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Application Process

Application Requirements

We welcome your interest in our residency training program and hope this website has provided you with useful information. Applicants interested in applying to our program should do so through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). More information on how to use these resources may be found on their respective websites.

The NRMP Code for the UCSD Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program is 1049700C0.

The UCSD Medicine/Pediatrics Program will match four intern positions each academic year. An Executive Recruitment Committee reviews all applications to the program. Following this screening process, applicants will be notified through ERAS of their interview status. The interview day is a one-day process with extensive overview of the program. The night before the interview there is an optional, but highly encouraged, dinner at the home of our residents. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, all interviews will be virtual this year (this is a nation-wide requirement of all programs). Given the delay in release of applications by ERAS until October 21st this year, our interview season will likely begin in mid- to late-November and end in mid January. Please note that invitations to interview are generally sent out after the release of the Dean's Letter.

The application deadline to complete your file is December 1 of each recruitment year. In order to complete your file, we require a Dean's letter, a medical school transcript, USMLE scores for Step I, letters of recommendation, and completion of the ERAS application. Step II scores are not required for application review. However, Step II and Clinical Skills exams must be taken and passed before the start of internship.

For 2020-2021 application cycle, three letters of recommendation are requested. One from each department should be from the Chair (or his/her designee), Program Director, or Clerkship Director. A third letter is requested to be a clinical letter from either a medicine, pediatrics, or med-peds faculty member.

For More Information

More detailed information regarding leave policy, professional liability insurance, health insurance, living quarters, on-call meals, uniform and uniform laundering, and visa requirements is provided on the Office of Graduate Medical Education website.

Information about UCSD policies and procedures, housestaff benefits, licensure and registration is also available on the Office of Graduate Medical Education website.