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All applications are reviewed via ERAS, with positions filled via the NRMP match system.

VCME Program participates in the SOAP program

We require the following for application:

  • Graduate of a WHO Medical School recognized by the California Medical Board

  • Successful passing of USMLE / COMLEX exams

  • If available, USMLE Score 210 or higher, COMLEX 420 or higher

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or EADS VISA

  • Medical School graduation within 5 years of applying for residency

Competitive applicants generally have the following characteristics:

  • Successful Passing of USMLE / COMLEX Exams in first attempt

  • If available, USMLE score of 210 or higher, COMLEX 420 or higher 

  • Excellent standing reflected in Dean's Letter and/or MSPE

  • Being in the top 25 percentile of the class 

  • Relevant clinical work within the last 2 years

  • Interest in working with under-served and multi-cultural populations

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