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Welcome Applicants - How to Apply

* Pending ACGME Initial Accreditation Approval *

How to Apply

Our Residency Program accepts applications through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. We accept applications through November 30, 2023. Interviews take place from mid-October through early-January. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted either by phone or email.

We will begin reviewing applications and arranging interviews after all of the following are received:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal Statement, addressing:
    • Desire to work with underserved communities
    • Interest in full spectrum training
    • Level of Spanish proficiency
    • Future practice plans
    • A list of your senior rotations
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 or more)
  • Medical School Transcript

The MSPE must be received by the time of your interview.

For more information or if you have further questions, please email our program manager:

Layla Franks, Program Manager: [email protected]

Minimum interview criteria:

Applicants must meet one of the following medical school graduation qualifications:

  • Graduate of a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduate of a medical school outside the United States or Canada that:
    • Holds a current valid certificate from the Educational Council on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or
    • Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in which they are training

Residency Program Contacts

Residency Address:

Morehouse School of Medicine Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz Family Medicine Residency
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95065
Office: 831-462-7296
Fax: 415-591-6478

Program Manager: Layla Franks -  [email protected]

Program Director: Walt Mills, MD, MMM, CPE - [email protected]

Family Medicine Center/Practice Site: 

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers-Live Oak Health Center
1510 Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Office: 831-427-3500