Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Application Process

For the graduate level I (first-year medical residency) program, we only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact your medical school for more information. The deadline for accepting your application is Dec. 15, 2016, but we strongly encourage you to apply before December because our available interview slots fill quickly. We interview most Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from the beginning of November through the middle of January.

Our first-year medicine residency (Categorical Program No. 1030140C0) is the initial year of a three-year training program in internal medicine. We offer 27 positions in a traditional categorical program and six positions in our categorical primary care track (Program No. 1030140M0). 

We also offer two preliminary internal medicine programs. The first of our preliminary internal medicine programs (Program No. 1030140P0) offers a single year of medicine training for those individuals who plan to pursue subsequent training in another medical field. This program has five preliminary PGY-1 positions available.  Additionally, we offer four positions for interns who will complete their subsequent training in the Cedars-Sinai Neurology Residency Training Program (Program No. 1030140P1).

All applications will be screened after Oct. 1, and an applicant's interview status will be sent via email. The number of applicants to our internal medicine program greatly exceeds the number we are able to interview. Therefore, after the house staff selection committee has reviewed each candidate's application, only those likely to be placed in our NRMP rank list will be offered an invitation to interview.

Instructions and Information for R-1 Applicants

Submit an application through ERAS with the following:

  • Transcript of medical school records
  • A letter from the dean of your medical school in support of your application
  • A letter from the chair of the Department of Medicine in your support; required for both categorical and preliminary applicants
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two internal medicine faculty sponsors in support of your application
  • Copy of USMLE Part 1 and Part 2 results, if available

Final acceptance will be contingent upon a satisfactory graduation from medical school. Cedars-Sinai is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If you have any further questions about our program, please contact us:

Residency Training Coordinator
310-423-5161 or