Application Information

Instructions and Information for R-1 Applicants

Submit an application through ERAS with the following: For 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
Residency Training Coordinator

Nidia Rodriguez - 310-423-7946 

Nidia.Rodriguez@cshs.org

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are your interview dates for the 2017-2018 application season?
    • Primary Care Track Interview Dates:
      • November: 7, 14, 28  
      • December: 5, 12
      • January 9
    • 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