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Application Process

Application Requirements

We welcome your interest in our residency training program and hope this website has provided you with useful information. Applicants interested in applying to our program should do so through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

The NRMP Code for the UC San Diego Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program is 1049700C0.

The UC San Diego Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program will match 4 intern positions each academic year. An Executive Recruitment Committee reviews all applications to the program. Following this screening process, applicants will be notified of their interview status through ERAS. The interview day is a half-day virtual format which includes an extensive overview of the program. During the week of the interview, there is an optional but highly encouraged virtual social hour with our residents. The virtual format has been maintained as this is most equitable for all applicants.  Our interview season will begin in late October and interviews will be offered through December or early January.

The application deadline to complete your file is December 1 of each recruitment year.

In order to complete your file, we require a Dean's letter, a medical school transcript, USMLE score for Step I, letters of recommendation, and completion of the ERAS application. Step II scores are not required for application review. However, Step II and Clinical Skills exams must be taken and passed before the start of internship.

For 2023–2024 application cycle, 3 letters of recommendation are requested. One from each department should be from the Chair (or their designee), Program Director, or Clerkship Director. A third letter is requested to be a clinical letter from either a medicine, pediatrics, or med-peds faculty member.

If you receive interview invitations from both Internal Medicine or Pediatrics and the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program, contact us — you only need to complete one interview to be considered for both programs.


For More Information

More detailed information regarding leave policy, professional liability insurance, health insurance, living quarters, on-call meals, uniform and uniform laundering, and visa requirements — as well as information about UC San Diego policies and procedures, housestaff benefits, licensure and registration — is provided on the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).

Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME)