How to Apply

Join the Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency program

The Scripps Mercy Hospital Residency Selection Committee reviews all applications, weighing academic performance, clinical performance (especially in internal medicine and related rotations), letters of recommendation, communication skills, motivation and integrity.


Candidates must graduate from schools accredited by the Liaison Council on Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association.


Candidates who graduate from medical schools outside of the United States must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. In addition, candidates must have a postgraduate training authorization letter from the Medical Board of California and meet strict academic criteria. We do not offer observerships.

Application process

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All PGY-1 positions are offered through the NRMP.
  • Applications must be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications are not accepted.
  • We do not offer pre-match positions.
  • Due to the large volume of applications, interviews are by invitation, distributed through ERAS.

ERAS application

  • Categorical Internal Medicine (a 3-year residency program) Number of positions: 12 NRMP Match Number: 1048140C0


December 18 is the application deadline for Categorical Internal Medicine. We will not accept ERAS applications past the deadline.

Application requirements

All application documents must be submitted through ERAS, including:


  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed according to ERAS instructions. One of the three letters should be from a ranking member of the medical school (e.g. department chair in medicine).
  • USMLE/COMLEX/NBME scores Step 1 and 2 (Step 2 if available, however not mandatory for application review). All applicants must have passed USMLE/COMLEX examinations on first attempt. Applicants with failures will not be considered.
  • Brief personal statement, which should address the student’s educational plans. (Categorical internal medicine applicants include fellowship or practice plans, if known.)
  • Photograph
  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years

Additional requirements for international medical graduates (IMG)

  • Must submit Step 2 (CK/CS) results by December 16.
  • US clinical experience is preferred, but not required. Must document with letter of recommendation from a supervising physician.
  • The Scripps Mercy Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program does not offer any form of Visa support.
  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years.

Interview schedule

Categorical internal medicine interviews: Nov. 16, 2016 through Jan. 27, 2017.


Interviews will not be held during the holidays: Nov. 24-25 and December 19 through Jan. 1.


As part of the interview, applicants:


  • Attend ward rounds and conferences (morning report and resident noon conference).
  • Receive a facility tour and can speak with current residents.
  • Interview with a faculty member (program director or assistant program director).
  • Meet the program director, director of Graduate Medical Education, associate program directors, chief residents and GME manager at the end of the day.


The invitation will provide lodging, driving, parking and other information.