Applying to Our Program


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We are a member of the UC Davis Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs. These programs include eight separate programs: Fairfield, Merced, Modesto, Redding, Shasta (Redding), Stockton, UC Davis, and Ukiah. The Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program works closely with Redding’s Shasta Community Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program sharing resources and working together on inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations. To make it more convenient for our applicants, we coordinate our own interview days and encourage you to apply to both programs.

Intern Positions

In order to ensure the best interview date, please submit all application materials no later than December 1, 2020. We only accept applications through ERAS. You need to submit an ERAS application to each program you are interested in.

International Medical Graduates

Applicants must graduate from a foreign medical school which has been evaluated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or one of the ECFMG authorized foreign medical school accreditation agencies and deemed to meet the minimum requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The foreign medical school must be listed on the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) World Directory of Medical Schools joint directory, or the World Directory of Medical Schools; or a foreign medical school that has been approved by the Medical Board of California.

Statement of Inclusion

As a member Dignity Health and CommonSpirit, one of our core values is inclusion. This includes celebrating each person’s gifts and voice, and respecting the dignity of all. This is reflected in how we interact with our patients, colleagues, community and employees. We recruit, hire, train, compensate, and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, protected Veteran status, or age, physical handicap, disability, or medical condition as provided by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are your minimum score requirements?
There are no minimum score requirements, but scores may be used to prioritize invitations to interview. Applicants with more than one examination failure on the USMLE or COMLEX may be excluded from the applicant pool. 

2. Do you accept IMGs in your program?
Yes, we accept IMGs.

3. Are there IMGs working in your program?
Yes.

4. Is US experience mandatory for the program?
Yes, US experience including hands-on patient care, writing notes, developing treatment plans, and writing orders is required in hospital based and outpatient settings. Observation alone does not meet these criteria. Experience in family practice or another primary care field is encouraged. Applicants must have recent letter of reference from a physician supervisor in the U.S. documenting clinical performance and level of care. These references should include documentation of experience in hands-on patient care and responsibility for writing notes, developing treatment plans, and writing orders. Applications without clear documentation of these experiences will not be accepted.

5. Does the program sponsor Visas?
No. The program only accepts J1 Visas.

6. Does your program accept DOs?
Yes, our program has a long tradition of accepting and training osteopathic physicians.  In addition, we have core and community osteopathic faculty members.

7. Are both the USMLE and COMLEX needed for DO students?
No. One or the other is acceptable.  

8. Where can I get a listing of where your residents attended medical school?  
Please take a look at our website or brochure for information pertaining to our current residents and graduates.

9. When does your program conduct interviews?
The interview season runs from October through January. Please take a look at our website for the most current information.

10. How many years after graduation from medical school do you still consider applicants for an interview?
For the 2021 incoming class, applicants must have graduated from medical school during or after 2018. For applicants who have not graduated in the past year, significant clinical experience since graduation must be documented along with written letters of reference. Applicants must have recent (the past year) US clinical experience to be considered for an interview.

11. Does your program offer observerships?
No, students who participate in rotations at our program must be currently enrolled in LCME or AOA accredited schools.