GME Programs

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Internal Medicine Eligibility Requirements

Interviews are by invitation only for applicants possessing the following criteria:

LCME Graduate Eligibility Criteria

Graduate from a U.S. medical school with a satisfactory medical record

A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation:

  • 1 from Chair of Department of Internal Medicine
  • Dean's Letter

USMLE Step I and II

“Pass” on all pre-clinical courses & core clerkships; at first attempt

“Pass” on all pre-clinical courses & core clerkships; at first attempt

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency (green card)

Medical school graduate preferably within 3 years of entering residency; to include valid explanation of gap or completed internship

AOA Graduate Eligibility Criteria

Graduate from a U.S. osteopathic school in good standing

A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation:

  • 1 from Chair of Department of Internal Medicine
  • Dean's Letter

COMLEX USA I & II or USMLE I & II – passing score of 220
or greater for USMLE, and 400 or greater for
COMLEX I and II; at first attempt

“Pass” on Clinical Skills Part II of USMLE

“Pass” on all pre-clinical courses & core clerkships; at first attempt

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency (green card)

Medical school graduate preferably within 3 to 5 years of entering residency; to include valid explanation of gap

International Graduate Eligibility Criteria

Graduate from an International medical school in good standing

A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

USMLE Step I and II – passing score of 220 or greater;
at first attempt

“Pass” on Clinical Skills Part II of USMLE

Medical school graduate preferably within 3 to 5 years of entering residency; to include valid explanation of gap

Diploma from accredited college of medicine listed in California WHO list.

Current ECFMG certification

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency (green card)

U.S. clinical experience