Frequently Asked Questions

What is LLIECHE?

When are interviews typically offered?

Are psychiatry sub-internships available through LLIECHE?

At what level to applicants with previous postgraduate training enter the program?

Does LLIECHE sponsor visas for foreign medical graduates?

How many letters of recommendation are required prior to consideration for an interview?

Where are LLIECHE psychiatry residency graduates now practicing?

Is there any other information I should know about LLIECHE before deciding to apply?

What is your application deadline?

Do you require U.S. clinical experience and, if so, does it have to be inpatient experience? (Or do you accept patient care in an outpatient setting?)

Do you have a cut-off score for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and how many attempts do you allow?

Is there a cut-off date for the amount of time that has passed since medical school graduation?

Do you require Step 3 to be passed prior to beginning residency, and if not, when does it need to be completed by?

How many positions do you offer for each match?

Does this program encourage DO applicants?

 

What is LLIECHE?

LLIECHE stands for Loma Linda-Inland Empire Consortium for Healthcare Education and is an association between various healthcare organizations in the area.  It offers the opportunity for residents to train in the setting of a university program combined with a community hospital setting. We are still part of Loma Linda University.


When are interviews typically offered?

Interviews will be offered to competitive candidates only after completion of the ERAS application.  Interviews are scheduled for six Mondays from November to December.


Are psychiatry sub-internships available through LLIECHE?

Yes, sub-internships are available for interested fourth-year medical students.  For students from schools other than LLU School of Medicine please contact (909) 558-4481 to inquire about scheduling a sub-internship/elective rotation.  For LLU SOM students who are interested in scheduling a sub-internship please contact Jonelle Scott through the Department of Psychiatry, and who can be reached by email at joscott@llu.edu.


At what level to applicants with previous postgraduate training enter the program?

Applicants who have completed postgraduate training in another specialty are eligible for entry at either the PGY-1 or PGY-2 level, depending on the nature and level of training completed at their prior program.


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Does LLIECHE sponsor visas for foreign medical graduates?

Yes (H-1), for further clarification or questions regarding visa sponsorship please contact the GME office at (909) 558-8131.


How many letters of recommendation are required prior to consideration for an interview?

Applicants should submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation through the ERAS system.  At least one letter of recommendation should be from a psychiatry attending physician.


Where are LLIECHE psychiatry residency graduates now practicing?

Our graduates currently practice in private, forensic, academic, and community settings.  Many of our residents have entered further academic training through fellowships, and out of those who apply for fellowship 100% have matched within the last 5 years.


Is there any other information I should know about LLIECHE before deciding to apply?

If matched at LLIECHE, applicants will be required to complete a criminal background check and drug testing prior to becoming eligible for clinical responsibilities as part of our institution hiring policies.


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What is your application deadline?

Applications need to be submitted by the last Thursday in November


Do you require U.S. clinical experience and, if so, does it have to be inpatient experience? (Or do you accept patient care in an outpatient setting?)

No.


Do you have a cut-off score for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and how many attempts do you allow?

We do not have a cut-off score, and we allow 3 attempts.


Is there a cut-off date for the amount of time that has passed since medical school graduation?

No


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Do you require Step 3 to be passed prior to beginning residency, and if not, when does it need to be completed by?

We do not require Step 3 to be completed prior to entering our residency program.  It is strongly encouraged to take Step 3 by December of the PGY-1 year as the cost of this exam will be reimbursed by LLIECHE if Step 3 is passed by this date.  It is expected that our PGY-1’s take Step 3 by the end of the 1st year.  Step 3 must be passed before entering the 4th year, otherwise the resident will not be allowed to continue on to 4th year per California state law.


How many positions do you offer for each match?

We typically offer anywhere from 7-8 positions.


Does this program encourage DO applicants?

Absolutely!  We have several DO’s in our program currently and we accept COMLEX scores in lieu of USMLE scores.


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