We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and abide by all of their rules and regulations. We only accept applications through the NRMP.

We will consider all applicants who meet the minimum requirement for application as outlined by the Office of Graduate Medical Education at USC.

We review applications on a rolling basis throughout the interview season but encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible. After your application has been reviewed, you will either be invited, placed on the wait list, or you will receive a notice that we will not be inviting you for an interview.

We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Your application will be reviewed on the basis of the preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

Our first set of interview invitations will be going out on October 12th, 2019 at approximately 12PM PST and will continue on a rolling basis. All interview invitations will be sent out electronically. Interview invitations will be scheduled through The timing of your invitation has no bearing on your final rank nor is it a reflection of your competitiveness.


Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United Sates and Canada who meet the requirements of the Medical Board of California for residency training and meet one of the following qualifications:
    • ƒ Have received a currently valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

We do not have a specific cutoff for minimum Step 1 scores nor do we require you to rotate with us to apply.

Documents required for all applicants

The following documentation is required for all applicants for each program selected.

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • Dean’s Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • A minimum of one Emergency Medicine Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • For M.D. applicants: A copy of your USMLE Step 1 score (and USMLE Step 2 CK/CS, if available)
  • For D.O. applicants: A copy of your NBOME/COMLEX level I score (and NBOME/COMLEX level II, if available)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Visa Status (if applicable)

Additional documents required for applicants from International Medical Schools

  • In addition to the above-required materials, International Medical School Graduate applicants are required to also submit the following documentation with their application before it will be considered for review:
  • A copy of your diploma with translation
  • A copy of your current valid ECFMG Certificate
  • A copy of your USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores
  • An unconditional “Applicant Evaluation Status Letter” from the Medical Board of California in which they have determined that your undergraduate medical education is acceptable to satisfy licensure requirements as a physician and surgeon. This letter must be dated no earlier than one year prior to the date your training will begin. Otherwise, you must contact the Medical Board of California for an updated approval letter before your application will be reviewed. Or a valid California Medical License.
  • International Medical Graduate applicants should contact the ECFMG for application materials and eligibility requirements with regard to registering with NRMP and ERAS.
  • Applicants must complete and pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS, and Step 2 CK prior to starting the GY-1 year