Application Process

Benefits

Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine is an affiliate of the University of California, Irvine.  As such, our residents must qualify for employment in concert with the University’s policies and, though carrying out their residency here at Long Beach, are officially employees of the University.  With this affiliation, our residents enjoy all the benefits afforded university-based residents.

Salary Scale for 2015-16

  • PGY-1    $53,947
  • PGY-2    $55,736
  • PGY-3    $57,925

Comprehensive Benefits

Beginning on the first day of orientation and without payroll deduction, residents enjoy:

  1. CME allowance: $500 in PGY-1, $750 in PGY-2 and $1,000 in PGY-3
  2. Reimbursement for costs of USMLE-3, licensure and ABFM Board Examination
  3. New tablet computer for use during residency
  4. PPO Health Insurance, Eye Care & Dental Coverage (immediate family included)
  5. $50,000 Life Insurance Policy
  6. $50,000 Accidental Death Policy
  7. Eligibility for fee-waived DEA license
  8. Meal Stipend
  9. Assistance with Preparation of Initial License Application, DEA and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (CURES)
  10. On-site complimentary ACLS training
  11. On-site Neonatal Resuscitation training
  12. State-of-the-art Simulation and Research Center
  13. Quarterly Hands-On Procedure Workshops
  14. Maternity and Paternity Leave
  15. Travel Support for Prescribed Recruitment Activities
  16. Uniform allowance
  17. Free Parking
  18. Moonlighting Opportunities after licensure
  19. Malpractice Insurance with tail
  20. Annual Resident Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  21. Life near the beach!!

How To Apply

We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application System. You must also be enrolled with the National Resident Matching Program. Your ERAS application will be complete when we have received your summary, personal statement, transcripts, USMLE or Comlex Part I results, three letters of recommendation (at least one from a family physician) and your Dean’s Letter. We also require a photograph (this can only be viewed by residency programs after they indicate that they are inviting an applicant to interview). It is also necessary to note that, in order to be eligible to begin your residency, you must have taken and passed the USMLE or Comlex Part II.

Your dean’s office will have information for you on how to apply through ERAS. We suggest getting your applications out early as interview appointments are usually full (in many programs) by the first of December.

Interviews are by invitation, and include the opportunity to sit in on morning report and noon conference, as well as private interviews with a resident and at least two faculty members. Our behavioral science director, Dr. Wendy Linderholm, spends time with the applicants to go over the behavioral science curriculum, and our administrative staff discusses salary and benefits, as well as provide information for a self-guided tour of Long Beach.

International Medical Graduates. In addtion to the above, we require IMG’s to have an ECFMG certificate and a clearance letter from the Medical Board of California.

If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Cindy Neal (cneal “at” memorialcare.org) or call her at 562-933-0063.