How to Apply
Each year the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has three openings for PGY-1 residents. PGY-1 positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must be received by December 1 for appointments beginning July 1 of the following academic year.
The following minimum requirements are used when considering candidates who apply to our program:
Passed USMLE Step I & II exams, or COMLEX equivalent, preferably on first attempt. USMLE Step I and II must be passed before beginning residency. Residents must have passed USMLE III by the end of PGY-1 to be promoted.
Prefer graduation from medical school within the past six years.
Foreign medical school graduates must be ECFMG certified. Our residency program only sponsors J-1 visas.
US clinical experience is preferred but not required.
Three LOR are required.
ERAS application must be complete for consideration.
Based upon holistic review of application materials, the residency selection committee will issue an invitation to interview with our department in early October. Interviews will be held late October through early January. Interviews for the 2023-2024 academic year will be held virtually. The interview will consist of meetings with the program director, associate program director, several additional faculty, and current residents. Two virtual social hours will be held during the recruitment season to allow candidates to interact more with and ask questions of our residents. Candidates will be provided additional program information prior to their interview, including a recorded departmental video tour, and program overview.
The program strives to invite qualified women and under-represented minorities to interview and ideally choose to join our program, and also strives for an ethnically diverse group of residents. The Resident Selection Subcommittee includes individuals from diverse backgrounds. The department emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, and works to create an environment where every individual is respected, regardless of his/her race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.