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Documentation requirements for residency at LLUMC

All applicants are required to provide all documentation listed below prior to the application being processed for consideration:

  • A completed LLUMC graduate medical education training application (PDF) OR Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application. Applications from other central applications services associated with match programs are also accepted for those specialties.
  • Current curriculum vitae. Please account for all time periods since graduation from medical school;
  • Photocopy of medical school diploma (or evidence of anticipated graduation prior to appointment) from a medical school acceptable to the State of California and translation if not in English;
  • Official medical school transcript(s), and translation if not in English;
  • Evidence of having achieved a passing score on at least one of the following examinations:
    • USMLE Step 1
    • NBME Part 1
    • FLEX Component 1 and 2
    • COMLEX 1
  • Recommendation letters from each of the following (through ERAS or ORIGINAL documents):
    • Dean's letter from the medical school of graduation
    • Program director for each prior training program
    • Two reference letters from physicians currently acquainted with applicant
    • Letter of good standing from licensing board of any state where applicant has been licensed
    • A letter from the organized medical staff (usually the chief of staff, medical staff president or their designee) of any facility where staff privileges have been held
  • All applicants must possess a valid work permit prior to the date the rank order list is submitted to the matching program or prior to a position being offered. This can be met by: United States citizenship, permanent residency, eligibility for a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG, or an existing H-1B visa for study of medicine from another US GME program and an F-1 visa for study of medicine in an accredited United States medical school.
  • All applicants must have successfully completed the appropriate training prescribed for beginning their specific residency or fellowship program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

International medical school graduates are required to submit the following ADDITIONAL documentation:

  • "Postgraduate training authorization" letter from the Medical Board of California (MBC) dated within the past year, indicating acceptance of their medical education in meeting MBC requirements and eligibility to commence postgraduate training in California, should a position be offered. If the applicant is already licensed in the state of California, this is not required.
  • ECFMG Standard Certificate with valid date
  • Scores for examinations used to qualify for the ECFMG Certificate.

House Staff Office, the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), or the specific GME program may require additional documentation prior to acting on a completed application including primary source verification.

All completed applications must be processed and approved by the house staff office or GMEC PRIOR to any offer being made to applicant. Official offers of acceptance are issued by the house staff office.

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