Internal Medicine Residency Program
\\\Riverside GME Program
International Medical Graduates
Applications of qualified international medical graduates are also considered
through ERAS. Applications outside of the Match or ERAS systems are not
1. Valid ECFMG certificate and a California Letter. A California letter is the
Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (“PTAL”), issued from the
Medical Board of California. Please note that graduates from International medical schools are required
to acquire ECFMG certification by December 31 and a valid PTAL letter
by February 1 in order to be ranked in the Match.
2. Your medical school must be on the California Medical Board’s
list of approved institutions. We prefer candidates who passed their USMLE/COMLEX
examinations on the first attempt.
3. Clinical experience (with supportive letters) in the United States is
strongly recommended for international graduates. We also prefer applicants
who have graduated from medical school within the previous three years
and have been involved in clinical care since graduation.