Our selection committee composed of both faculty and residents actively works to recruit a group of trainees who share our mission of advocacy and service to disadvantaged populations. We consider service and diversity strengths and they are taken into consideration as with every other strength of an applicant to our program. 

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications must be received before ERAS closes for the given recruiting season. As with all programs using ERAS, application materials will be distributed by your medical school’s dean’s office.

ERAS Website:
Phone: 202-828-0413

Application Checklist

To complete your file for residency, the following documents are required:

  • Personal Statement

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Dean’s Letter

  • Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 ideally 1 from medicine and 1 from pediatrics. Chair or PD letters are not required.

  • Medical School Transcripts

  • USMLE Scores (Step I)

  • Visa Status (if applicable)

If you are an international medical graduate the following documents are required:

  • Valid ECFMG Certificate

  • Applicant Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California. Must be identified in ERAS as “recommendation letter number four (4)”

Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools

Contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for application materials and eligibility requirements.

Individuals who have already graduated from a foreign medical school must have a valid Applicant Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California

The LAC + USC Healthcare Network only accepts the use of J-1 visas for postgraduate training.

Useful websites for foreign medical graduates:

California Board Applicant Evaluation Status: