How To Apply

How To Apply for the 2017 Match:

  • We only accept electronic applications (ERAS) through NMS and NRMP.  Please do not submit applications through e-mail or fax. These applications will be discarded. We do not use LinkedIn. All invitations will be deleted. We do not review any documents received outside ERAS and do not respond to requests for pre-screening of credentials prior to applying to ERAS.
  • Twelve (12) PGY-1 positions are available between the two programs: NRMP Match Code # 173920C0; NMS (AOA) Match ID # 173194.  Our ACGME program code is 120-51-31-323 and our program discription is Categorical.
  • The deadline to submit your application through ERAS is December 1st. You are welcome to apply after the deadline, but depending on the number of applications received, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee in time to set up an interview.
  • Our program will be interviewing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Monday, Nov. 2, 2016, through Friday, January 20, 2017.  We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 26-27) and we will not be interviewing during the Christmas/New Year break of Dec. 21, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2017.
  • We do not accept Visa’s.  NOTE: J-1 visas are not sponsored by the ECFMG. More Information>
  • We do not offer observerships or externships.
  • The criteria for applying to our program is the same for both U.S. and International graduates.  Click here for policy.
  • We do participate in the Couples Match.

A completed ERAS application for our residency consists of:

  • Completed Common ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation written within the past year by U.S. Physicians you have worked with on clinical rotations. Letters must be written on the physician’s letterhead stationary. Letters written on plain paper will not be accepted. Clinical rotations (two months minimum) must include independent and direct contact with patients, history taking, physical examinations, development of differential diagnoses, identification of relevant clinical findings, problem assessments, and formulation of management plans. Observerships or Externships which do not include “hands on experience” will not be accepted.  We do not offer Observerships or Externships in our program.
  • Personal Statement explaining why you want to go into family medicine.
  • Head Photo (passport type) picture taken within the past six months and reflects how you look now.
  • Medical School Timeframe – You must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited medical school within the last four years – 2012 to present.
  • Board Scores: There is no minimum score requirement but Step/Part I and Step/Part 2 of the USMLE or COMLEX must be passed by your second attempt. For applicants who are granted an interview but are still in medical school and have not taken Part I or Part II (CK and CS), please note that these steps must be passed and reported to ERAS by the first of February, in order to be ranked.
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

The Selection Committee looks at your application as a whole. It is not accepted or declined just by your board scores.

Additional Requirements for Appointment and Employment at Riverside Regional Medical Center:

  • Immunizations (records are not part of application, but would need to be presented if Matched with program by the end of April).
    • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella:
      • Proof of immunization or immunity to Rubella, Rubella, and mumps
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine:
      • Series Completed/Date or Series in Progress/Dates
      • Documented declination of vaccine before you can be put on the Match List
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox):
      • Validate Varicella Titer or 2 Vaccines
    • Tuberculosis:
      • Documented negative result on screening exam within current year.
  • All potential employees are subject to a criminal background check and cannot be employed unless this is satisfactory.
  • All potential employees are subject to a drug screening check and cannot be employed unless this is satisfactory.

 

Orientation Classes

  • Interns must attend Orientation Classes in June 2017, unless they can present documentation of current certification as of June 27, 2017 for BLS (Basic Life Support). ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Pulmonary), and ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics). The dates have not been finalized yet, but should start around the middle of June.
  • All interns must be ready to start employment on June 27, 2017. Applicants who match with our program but are not able to begin employment on June 27, 2017 are subject to immediate dismissal.

 

Adapted from Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside Family Medicine Appointment Policy October 2nd, 2007. These guidelines are subject to change. The above are minimal requirements for being considered as an applicant to the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.