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We look forward to the upcoming 2022-2023 application season! This site will be continuously updated with more details.
Traditionally, our interview dates have occurred from mid-October to December.
We generally receive approximately 3,500 completed applications per year and interview approximately 600 applicants. Our residency recruitment committee reviews all applications, evaluating multiple factors including:
In order to complete your Categorical Internal Medicine application, we require:
Candidates interested in the Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) should indicate their interest on the ERAS application form. Please provide a short essay outlining prior research experience, publications, and areas of research interest. Also, please indicate the subspecialty, research, and faculty laboratories that suit your interests.
In addition to the ERAS application, please provide a minimum of one and preferably three letters of support from prior research mentors and senior colleagues. A letter of reference from the thesis advisor of the MD, PhD, candidates is required.
Candidates applying for the PSTP are encouraged to plan a two-day interview at UC San Diego. The first day will consist of visiting the residency program, and the second day, the research program, faculty, and laboratories. PSTP interviews will be scheduled in conjunction with the traditional interviewing sessions. Individuals enter the PSTP upon application to the residency training program with concurrent acceptance into the research fellowship program.
Candidates interested in the Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Program should provide four letters of recommendation, two from medicine and two from pediatrics, including from the Chair, Program Director, or Clerkship Director of each specialty.
If you receive interview invitations from both Medicine and the Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Program, please contact us. You only need to complete one interview to be considered for both.
Candidates interested in the Primary Care Track should indicate their interest on the ERAS application form. The application materials are the same as those required by the Categorical Program.
You are encouraged to submit applications for both the Categorical and Primary Care Programs. Candidates interviewing with the Primary Care Program will participate in the regular interview day and have at least one faculty interviewer from the Division of General Internal Medicine. Primary Care Pathway information sessions will be scheduled throughout the interview season and you may schedule to attend one on your interview day or another day. If you receive interview invitations from both Categorical Medicine and the Primary Care Program, please contact us. You only need to complete one interview to be considered for both.
Physicians interested in advanced-level positions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org by the first week in December.Availability of these positions varies from year to year.
International Medical Graduates
Requirements for international medical graduates who wish to pursue postgraduate training in medicine are:
Our program participates in ERAS and does not send information via US Mail, nor will we accept a paper application. The ECFMG office will serve as the designated Dean's office and can provide detailed information. We do not offer observerships in the Department of Medicine.