Applicants

General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at St Mary Medical Center, Long Beach.

The Internal Medicine Training Program at St Mary participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Information regarding the NRMP can be obtained on-line at http://www.aamc.org/nrmp or call (202) 828-0676. We use the ERAS system for all applications. Please contact your student affairs office for information regarding your schools processing procedures for ERAS applications and software. Please follow the instructions regarding ERAS application at https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/.

Applications are accepted from October 1st to December 15th. Late applications are only considered in special circumstances. After review of the application, an invitation for an interview will be issued at the discretion of the Selection Committee.  We will send interview invitations to you by email, so be sure to indicate your preferred and accurate email address on your ERAS application.

There is no minimum USMLE and/or COMLEX score requirement for application to the residency program. In general, we expect applicants to have passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK and CS). For the entering intern class of 2015-2016, the average USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores are 229 and 238, respectively. The average COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2 CE are 568 and 594, respectively.  In general, applicants with any failures on a licensing exam(even if remediated) are unlikely to be offered interviews.  The completion of USMLE 1 and 2(CK and CS) or COMLEX 1 and 2(CE and PE), as applicable, are required at the time of entrance to the program. We cannot make allowances for “LATE” graduation, i.e. internship must begin on June 24th.

Both the Categorical and the Primary Care Tracks will lead to standard board certification in internal medicine. Depending upon your particular interests, you are welcome to apply to and be considered by either or both tracks. Please note that the Primary Care Track is particularly well suited for individuals who have already decided upon, or are strongly considering, a generalist focus for their training and career.