Application Process

Residency applications are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require that applicants register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and submit the appropriate application materials. Our program number is 3000511034.

The following are the required supporting application materials to the ERAS Common Application Form:

  • USMLE Transcript (scores)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 minimum)
  • Dean’s Letter / MSPE

Medical Graduates from International Medical Schools are eligible to apply. In order to be considered, the program requires that you are ECFMG certified. If you are not certified by the time the Dean’s letters are available, then it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the program once they become ECFMG certified.

We provide Clinical J-1 visas, sponsored by ECFMG, when applying to an ACGME accredited training program at UCLA. For questions on DGSOM visa policies, please go to

For additional information including eligibility, benefits, and a sample resident contract, please go to the GME website

The Pathology Interview Dates for the 2025-26 recruitment season are:

  • November 7, 2024
  • November 18, 2024
  • November 22, 2024
  • December 2, 2024
  • December 10, 2024
  • December 19, 2024