How to Apply

Here's How:

All application materials must arrive via ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) beginning August 15th. No written, faxed or e-mailed applications will be reviewed or acknowledged.
The following ERAS documents are required:
  1. Common Application Form and Personal Statement
  2. Deans letter (MSPE), including Transcripts
  3. USMLE and/or NBOME Transcripts. An applicant will only be considered if they have passed Step 1 and 2 (or Level 1 and 2) on their first attempt.  Those failing only one of these exams will be considered on a case by case basis.
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one must be from a family physician.
  5. Medical school graduation cut off date must be within three years.
In addition to the above requirements, International Medical Graduates must have, in hand, a current letter from the Medical Board of California (Post-Graduate Training Authorization Letter), please note, receipt notification from the Medical Board of California will NOT satisfy this requirement. International Medical Graduates (IMG's) must be ECFMG certified. International Medical Graduates requiring a H1-B visa must have passed USMLE Step 3 on their first attempt prior to being offered an interview. Clinical experience is required within the last three years.
 
To obtain information on ERAS, U.S. medical school students should contact their Dean's Office or Student Affairs Office and foreign medical school students should contact the ECFMG. In addition, information regarding ERAS is available at http://www.aamc.org/eras/.
 
Information regarding the PTAL is at www.mbc.ca.gov/applicant/application_international.pdf
 
Entry to our program is quite competitive. Successful applicants are recent graduates with competitive scores. On average, approximately 10% of our applicants are offered an interview. Spanish fluency is highly preferred, however, not required. The application submission deadline is December 31st. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only beginning on November 1st through January 31st. Sandra Marquez, Recruitment Coordinator, can be reached at (909) 469-9492 or via e-mail at sandra.marquez@pvhmc.org

Family Medicine Residency Clerkship

It is Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's desire that all medical students have a rewarding clinical experience. Based upon its commitment to training Family Medicine Residents, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center recognizes the importance of providing organized clinical opportunities for medical students under the supervision of members of the medical staff.
 
Our Family Medicine Residency Clerkship is a direct patient care clerkship which offers medical students the opportunity to accompany residents and faculty in an inpatient and ambulatory setting. The clerkship integrates concepts of resource utilization, continuous quality improvement and clinical effectiveness into the curriculum. Based upon our community's demographic profile, issues related to minority and underserved populations are our highest priorities. This clerkship is facilitated by family practice and internal medicine attendings.
  1. Family Medicine Inpatient (Western U students only): Students work with the Primary Care service residents and faculty caring for patients. Students are responsible for one to three patients and for at least one case presentation a week. Students are responsible for one call night per week.
  2. Family Medicine Ambulatory Care (open to all students): Students work in the Family Health Center under the supervision of family medicine faculty and residents. Students will see a select group of patients in this outpatient setting.
Emergency Medicine (open to all students): Students work closely with EM Physicians and residents. Schedules are shift based and are approximately 5 days/nights per week.
Lectures: Faculty lectures are provided to both medical students and residents on a daily basis. These sessions provide an interesting and educational forum for resident and medical student interaction.
 
Our program currently has agreements with UCLA and Western University of Health Sciences. These students are given priority in scheduling clerkships; occasionally, a rotation may be available for other students.
 
(Please note: There are no observerships available)
Prerequisites:
a) Completion of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Pediatric clerkships/rotations.
b) A 3.0 grade point average or a minimum score of 200 on USMLE Part I.
c) Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.
d) Currently a third or fourth year medical student.
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