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, 2015, however 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 medical residency (Categorical Program No. 1030140C0) is the initial year of a three-year training program in Internal Medicine. We offer 32 categorical positions in this program. Our preliminary internal medicine program (Program No. 103014P0) offers a single year of medical training for those individuals who plan to pursue subsequent training in another medical field. This program has eight preliminary PGY-1 positions available.

All applications will be screened after October 1st 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 Chairman of the Department of Medicine in your support. Required for both categorical and preliminary applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two medical 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 Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Virna Chan, Residency Training Coordinator
Phone: 310-423-5161
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