Selection Criteria

Program A

  • Evidence of enrollment in any USMLE Step 1 in-person or web-based preparatory course
  • Scores on individual components of the USMLE subjects which include: anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and behavioral sciences
  • Evidence of enrollment in an ongoing English as a Second Language (ESL) course
  • Certificate of English competency level
  • Ability to type 40-50 words per minute (If invited for interview, typing skills will be assessed at that time.)

Selection Criteria - Program B and C

  • Applicants with USMLE scores of 200 or above that have no more than one failed USMLE tests will be given priority status.
  • Priority for entry to Program B (Clinical Sciences):
    • Program A applicants receiving a score of 200 or greater on the USMLE within 8 months of beginning Program A.
    • Program B applicants receiving a 200 or greater on the USMLE and demonstration of English-language competency.
  • Priority for entry to Program C (Clinical Observership):
    • Program B applicants receiving a score of 200 or greater on the USMLE Step 2 CK and a pass on the USMLE Step 2 CS within 6 months of beginning Program B.
    • Program C applicants receiving a score of 200 or greater on the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK and a pass on USMLE Step 2 CS and demonstration of English language competency.
    • In addition priority will be given to those who have obtained an ECFMG certificate and PTAL (California Letter).

Updated October 2010