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How to Apply

Thank you for considering the PIH Health-Whittier Family Medicine Residency Program. All applications to our program must be submitted through the ERAS® system (written applications will not be accepted). If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by electronic message via ERAS®.

Requirements for All Applicants:

  • MyERAS Common Application
  • Three letters of recommendation from completed clerkship rotations, one of which must come from a Family Medicine physician. At least two of the letters should be from physicians practicing in the U.S., and at least one must come from the faculty of an ACGME-accredited program. The information contained in the letters should include an overview of your maturity, personality, clinical competence, responsibility, and commitment to family medicine.
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USLME or COMLEX Transcripts
  • Personal Statement (which should include your reasons for choosing Family Medicine, as well as your personal and professional goals)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photograph

Additional Requirements for International Medical Graduates

  • ECFMG Certification
  • California medical license or PTAL (Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter), also known as a “California Letter”.

Please note that the program does not sponsor J-1 or H-1B Visas.

Review of applications will commence on September 15, 2018, with interviews beginning in the third week of October. The application deadline is December 31st, but applicants are encouraged to apply early since the interview spots tend to fill up quickly.

Contact Us

For more information about the PIH Family Practice Residency Program application and interview process, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 18516.