The UCLA Internal Medicine Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program and ERAS application system. Interview selection is based on academic performance, clinical skills, letters of recommendation, scholarship activity, and personal characteristics.

A completed application includes the ERAS common application form, personal statement, medical school transcript, a Dean's letter, and letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should include a letter from the Department of Medicine Chair (or designee) and at least two additional letters. All application materials must be submitted through ERAS. The application deadline is November 1.

Applicants may apply to one or both of our Categorical or Primary Care programs. The UCLA Primary Care Program is one program with two NRMP numbers corresponding to the two tracks: UCLA Santa Clarita/Olive View, and UCLA Santa Monica/West Los Angeles VA (HPACT). Applicants should apply to the Primary Care program only if interested in pursuing a career in general internal medicine/primary care, and may apply to both tracks if interested.

Graduates of International Medical Schools must possess valid ECFMG certificates, and be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship. Effective 2019, the state of California no longer requires a Post Graduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) from international medical graduates. 

UCLA Three-Year Internal Medicine Categorical Program Listing: NRMP #1956 140C0
UCLA Santa Monica/West Los Angeles VA (HPACT) Primary Care Program Listing: NRMP #1956 140M0
UCLA Santa Clarita/Olive View Primary Care Program Listing: NRMP #1956 140M1

For applicants with strong research backgrounds interested in a career as a physician-scientist, the UCLA Internal Medicine Program also offers positions in the ProSTAR/Physician Scientist Training Program.

UCLA ProSTAR/Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) Listing: NRMP #1956 140C1
UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Program Listing: NRMP: #1956 700C

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2022-2023 ERAS ® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants' supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting);
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.