Eligible applicants for the UCLA IMG Program must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Resident status, or Permanent Refugee status
  2. Fluency (written and oral) in both Spanish and English
  3. Bi-cultural competency in U.S. American and Latin American cultures
  4. Graduate of a medical school recognized by the Medical Board of California
  5. Graduated from medical school or completed a non-U.S. residency no more than five years prior
  6. Must be willing to commit to both a Family Residency program in California, and one that services an under-resourced community in the state

    In addition, we give preference to the following criteria:
  7. Educated in a Latin American country from early childhood through medical school
  8. A demonstrated dedication to communities in need
  9. Have the financial means to not work for a period of 3 to 21 months, depending on the level of entry to the program
  10. A demonstrated interest in the biopsychosocial aspects of medical care