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How to Apply to the UC San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program

The Application Process

We offer 12 position through the National Matching Program (NRMP).
Our NRMP number is 1049110C0.

We accept all applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Your Complete Application Includes:

  • ERAS Common Application Form (which should include):
    • Personal statement
    • Photograph
    • USMLE results - MD & DO Applicants: Step 1 required, (Step 2 completion encouraged) for consideration to interview.
    • Three letters of recommendation (1 of which must be SLOEs)
    • Dean's letter
    • Medical school transcript

Your ERAS application should include all supporting documents (at least two letters of recommendation) to complete your file. Your file will be reviewed only after it is complete; interviews will be by invitation only.

We will start a holistic review of your application on September 25, 2024. Notifications for interviews are sent out on a rolling basis throughout the season via Thalamus with a 3-day window to schedule.  


Residency Interview dates for 2024-2025 are:

  • November  5, 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26
  • December 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18
  • January  7, 8, 15, 16, 21, 22


Live Looks onsite at UCSD Hillcrest for 2024-25 (scheduled via Thalamus):

  • TBD


In accordance with guidance from the AAMC, CORD and UCSD GME, we will be conducting a 100% virtual recruitment to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion