Applicant Information

We will not be able to offer additional interviews as we have completed our applicant interviews for the 2017-2018 recruitment season.

 

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adhere to their guidelines. We only accept applications through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS) and require applicants to take USMLE exams. 

Eligibility

An applicant for graduate medical education at UCSF must have:

1. A medical degree prior to residency / fellowship program start date from one of the following:

  • Medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or
  • Colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or
  • Medical schools outside of the United States or Canada recognized by the California Medical Board.

2. A passing score on USMLE Step I.

Passing scores on USMLE Step II (CK and CS) are required for all trainees beginning a UCSF GME program. To meet this requirement, applicants should submit their USMLE Step II (CK and CS) scores by Feb 15th in order to be considered for our final rank list. Download PDF information about the eligibility policy for all UCSF residencies and fellowships.

In your application, we require at least the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferred 2 SLOEs)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE-Step I scores (prior to starting internship, you must pass Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS) 
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)

After receiving the MSPE (October 1), we will begin notifying applicants for interviews. Please be aware that Emergency Medicine faculty writing letters of recommendations should use the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) form. This can be downloaded from the CORD website.