Application Requirements

General Applicant Requirements:

  • Must apply through ERAS before December 15th
  • All documents have to be submitted via the ERAS portal
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation(MSPE or Dean’s letter), only available after November 1st
  • Medical school transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores as appropriate
    • U.S. osteopathic medical students have to submit COMLEX scores even if USMLE scores are available
  • Valid employment authorization in the U.S. (U.S. citizen or permanent resident or J-1 visa)

Additional Requirements for International Medical Students or Physicians

Our program accepts applications from qualified International Medical Graduates (IMGs).   We will review the application once minimum application requirements have been met.

  • Medical school has to be on the California Medical Board’s approved list
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) status report
  • California Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) must be be submitted for IMG graduates in order to be considered for ranking
  • PTAL application receipt is required for the current IMG medical students

Contact the Internal Medicine Residency Program

If you have additional questions or would like have more information about our Internal Medicine Residency program, please contact

 Lizelle Felix

St. Mary Medical Center
Department of Medical Education
1050 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Lizelle.Felix@DignityHealth.org
Tel: 562-491-9000 x2351 Fax: (562) 491-9146