How to Apply

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Application Information

We welcome you and thank you for your interest in our program! Family Health Centers of San Diego’s Family Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We offer six categorical positions. Applicants will apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are only selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The deadline for applications is January 1, 2024.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Interviews are conducted from November to mid-January.

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

ERAS (U.S. and Canadian)
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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

We require a complete (ERAS) application, which includes the following:

  • ERAS Application
  • Official Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Photo
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX score
  • Three letters of recommendation from your medical school faculty or clinical supervisors

To be invited to interview, graduates from foreign medical schools will need to provide the following in additional documentation:

  • ECFMG Certification
  • Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter from the Medical Board of California

Minimum screening requirements

All applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years (or have 2 years’ experience in a regular clinical practice), and must have at least 1 year of clinical experience in the US (medical school rotations in the US count toward this requirement).

Special instructions

Please complete all demographic information requested. At least one of your three letters of reference should be from 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.

Out-of-match and PGY2/PGY3 positions

There are currently no out-of-match or PGY 2 positions available in our program. Please check back for future updates.

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Family Medicine Residency Program