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.r 15, 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.  Primary Care track interviews take place on Wednesdays.

Our first-year medicine residency (Categorical Program No. 1030140C0) is the initial year of a three-year training program in internal medicine. We offer 23 positions in a traditional categorical program and seven 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 to interns who will complete their subsequent training in the Cedars-Sinai Neurology Residency Training Program (Program No. 1030140P1).  This program is only available to individuals who rank the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Neurology Residency program (Program No. 1030180A0).  Interviews are conducted in conjunction with the Neurology Program interview day.  Please refer to our Neurology Residency training program for details.

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:

For Categorical (No. 1030140C0) and Primary Care Track (No. 1030140M0) applicants:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of medical school records
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE) from your dean
  • A supporting letter from the chair of your department of medicine, or his or her designee
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two additional internal medicine faculty sponsors in support of your application.
  • A fourth letter of recommendation from any source is optional
  • USMLE Step 1 results
  • USMLE Step 2 results, if available
  • Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) for international medical graduates

For preliminary program (No. 1030140P0) applicants:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of medical school records
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE) from your dean
  • A supporting letter from the chair of your department of medicine, or his or her designee, is strongly recommended but we will accept a letter from the chair of the department of your advanced specialty program, or his or her designee
  • A Letter of recommendation from at least one additional internal medicine faculty sponsor in support of your application
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor in any specialty in support of your application
  • A fourth letter of recommendation from any source is optional
  • USMLE Step 1 results
  • USMLE Step 2 results, if available
  • Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) for international medical graduates

For Cedars-Sinai Neurology Residency Training Program Preliminary Program (No. 1030140P1) applicants:

All applications of our integrated preliminary medicine program and the Cedars-Sinai Neurology Training Program are processed and handled by the Residency Training Program in Neurology.  Please see the Neurology Residency program for details and application instructions.

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 internal.medicine@cshs.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  •  When are your interview dates for the 2017-2018 application season?
    • Categorical Interview Dates:
      • October:  23, 24, 30
      • November:  6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 
      • December:  4, 5, 11, 12
      • January:  8, 9, 16, 19
    • Primary Care Track Interview Dates:
      • November:  8, 15, 29 
      • December:  6, 13
      • January:  3, 10, 17
    • Preliminary Program Interview Dates:
      • November:  3, 10, 17
      • December:  1, 8, 15
      • January:  5, 12
  • Do you have a minimum USMLE score requirement?
    • No, we do not have a minimum requirement but we do require all applicants to have passed the USMLE Step 1 prior to consideration for an interview.  We do not require applicants to have USMLE Step 2 scores reported prior to consideration for an interview but encourage all of our applicants to report it when available.
  • Do you accept COMLEX in lieu of USMLE?
    • No, we do not accept COMLEX in lieu of USMLE.  While we do accept applications from graduates of osteopathic medical schools, we require all applicants to have passed the USMLE as outlined above.
  • Do you consider applications from graduates of internal medical schools?
    • Yes
  • Does your program offer applicant happy hours apart from the interview day program?
      • Yes, our housestaff host evening happy hours at local venues one to two nights per week over the course of the interview season.  These are great unstructured opportunities to meet our housestaff in a more casual atmosphere and learn more about what it’s like to be an intern and resident in the Cedars program.  More information regarding happy hours is provided with offers of invitation.