Application Information

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The Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Medicine Residency Program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Applicants for first-year positions will apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are only selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applicants must be either United States Citizens or permanent residents. We currently do not sponsor any visas.

ERAS (U.S. and Canadian)
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 “N” Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1126

ECFMG-ERAS Program(Foreign Medical Graduates)
PO Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3467 USA
(215) 386-5900

The selection committee considers qualified applicants who complete the application process as outlined. Failure to meet the specified dates may eliminate the candidate from consideration. Personal interviews are required and application deadlines strictly adhered to.

Minimum Screening Requirements

Applications will be considered for interviews only after a minimum of the ERAS application, medical school transcript, USMLE/COMLEX transcript, personal statement and at least one letter of recommendation have been received (three total needed for full application). We require that the USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 be passed by the second attempt, and both Step 2 tests passed on the first attempt. Applicants with these components of the application completed prior to the interview are most successful.

Graduates of medical schools outside the United States must have the following: (ECFMG) Certificate before starting residency orientation, California Post-doctoral Training Approval Letter (PTAL) or California Medical License and a graduation date prior to May 1st of the application year.

Special Instructions

Please complete all demographic information requested. At least two of your three letters of reference should be from different major clinical disciplines, preferably one in family medicine. Letters of reference should address the following areas: commitment to patient care, quality of clinical skills, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for self-learning and ability to function as a team member in the delivery of health care.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is the primary component that will be used to select applicants who are invited for an interview. Please write a careful and thoughtful document. Your personal statement can be written in any way that tells us the most about you, your life, your future goals, and what special attributes you would bring to our residency.


Submit a certified copy of your medical school transcript as soon as possible. Your transcript is an important document for us to consider in scheduling interviews. USMLE/COMLEX transcripts are needed from foreign medical graduates.

Out-of-Match and PGY2/PGY3 Positions
Currently there are no out-of-match or PGY 2 positions available in our program. Please check this site for future updates.


Please direct your remaining inquiries to:
Sarah Davis
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
Phone: (619) 515-2381

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