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The UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine's residency program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We only consider applications submitted through ERAS. Applicant files are reviewed only after all supporting documentation is received. Interviews are by invitation only.

Average statistics for applicants who received an interview invitation from our program in 2018 are:

  • USMLE Step 1: 236
  • USMLE Step 2: 243
  • Number of clerkship honors (out of 6): 2

Notice to applicants: California Medical Board policy requires that all applicants to California residency programs must complete a one-month elective in family medicine during medical school to be licensed in the state. If you do not meet this requirement, you cannot obtain a medical license in California.

All first-year postgraduate appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program. The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 21. We encourage you to have a complete application by October 1. Applications must include:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • One Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOE)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Board Scores — We encourage applicants to have USMLE Step 2 by their interview date (COMLEX will not be considered in place of the USMLE)
  • Personal statement

Interview days: Interviews are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from mid-November through January. Tuesday and Thursday Interview days begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Wednesday Interview days begin at 12:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. A social event with current residents is held in Long Beach or Orange – details will be sent to scheduled applicants in their welcome email.

UC Irvine School of Medicine Statement on the 2020-2021 ACGME-accredited Residency and Fellowship interview season
The UC Schools of Medicine have reached consensus agreement regarding the residency and fellowship interview season for the academic year 2020-2021: All interviews must be held remotely, even if the candidate lives locally. This policy is in alignment with guidance provided by the Coalition for Physician Accountability, which is composed of key national medical educational stakeholders, such as the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), LCME, AAMC, AMA and the ACGME.
The UC Irvine School of Medicine is supportive of this approach, because we must take into consideration the safety and well-being of applicants, physical restrictions and financial barriers to travel, and shifting shelter-in-place orders.  To promote an equitable selection process, all applicants should have the same interview experiences and opportunities to interact with the program’s faculty and residents.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Jessica Holland
Program Coordinator, UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine 
333 City Boulevard West, Suite 640
Orange, California 92868