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 or

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are your interview dates for the 2017-2018 application season?
    • Primary Care Track Interview Dates:
      • November: 15, 29  
      • December: 6, 13
      • January 3, 17
    • 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.