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About becoming a doctor:

  • It is a complex process.
  • The process is difficult, but not impossible.
  • It is not only about passing USMLE Tests.
  • Not all IMGs can become licensed doctors in the United States.
  • Timing is very important. It is important to make decisions early; the more time you take, the less chances you have.
  • You are not done until you are done
  • The only way to become a doctor in the United States is to be trained as such.

The State of California has 38 Family Medicine Residency Programs. Eight of these are affiliated with UCLA:

  • UCLA Medical Center Program
  • Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles) Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Woodland Hills) Program
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center Program
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Program
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center Program
  • Ventura County Medical Center Program

Additional Information

Updated January 2011