Residency Program


The exceptional clinical opportunities at USC coupled with our structured teaching and clinical programs foster the maturation of our residents into excellent clinicians.

Our residents are exposed to a scope of clinical pathology that is unrivaled in the United States.

About the Residency Program

Keck School residents are well-rounded individuals with a commitment to education and patient care. They have the opportunity to develop excellent diagnostic and management skills while learning hands on medicine from a patient base with a remarkable range of common and uncommon clinical problems. Our residents are clinical members of our care teams and are allowed progressive autonomy in their roles as physicians in training. At the completion of their training, internal medicine residents are outstanding physicians well suited and exceptionally qualified for any fellowship or career in Internal Medicine.

The principle goal of the internal medicine residency program is to train our residents to be talented and compassionate internists and thus ensure their access to a wide range of career options. The breadth of our curriculum allows us to provide our trainees with a unique range of experiences in both ambulatory and inpatient care.

Our more than 200 full-time Department of Medicine faculty boasts a variety of research programs in basic laboratory science, epidemiology, health outcomes, and translational and clinical research. Our residents have the opportunity to work side by side with our faculty on these research projects providing an avenue for incorporation of scientific investigation to their comprehensive medical education.


Applicants to the internal medicine residency program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All internship positions will be offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Our program number is 1033140C0.

Our requirements for application include:

  • Applications are accepted only through ERAS. Documents that are mailed, faxed or emailed will not be incorporated into your file.
  • Deadline for submitting your application is December 1, 2016.
  • All applicants must take the USMLE. We do not accept COMLEX as your only exam.
  • A completed application must include the ERAS common application form, medical school transcript, a letter from the Dean of your Medical School, personal statement, a letter from your department Chairman or designee, and two additional letters.
  • International Graduates should possess valid ECFMG certificates and have the State of California eligibility letter. We only accept J-1 visas. US clinical experience is required.
  • If your application is selected for an invitation to interview, you will be contacted via email through ERAS. All applications submitted through ERAS will be reviewed.

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Need Help Applying?
USC Internal Medicine Residency Program Office of Educational Affairs
(323) 409-7556

Schedule Overview

Special care is taken to ensure that our curriculum provides each house officer with a broad-based fund of knowledge which complements the outstanding clinical teaching delivered both in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

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Rotation Facilities

Residents are ensured diversity in their training by completing rotations at LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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