Salary Scale (2020-21)

  • PGY-1    $62,485
  • PGY-2    $64,557
  • PGY-3    $67,094
  • PGY-4    $69,742

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 Step 3, licensure, DEA, and ABFM Board Examination
  3. Housing stipend: $5,000 at the beginning of residency
  4. Wellness stipend: $1,000 annually
  5. Stipend towards smartphone cost ($100/month)
  6. Health Insurance, Eye Care & Dental Coverage (immediate family included)
  7. Meal Stipend ($100/month)
  8. Assistance with Preparation of Initial License Application, DEA and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (CURES)
  9. On-site complimentary ACLS training
  10. On-site Neonatal Resuscitation training
  11. State-of-the-art Simulation and Research Center
  12. Quarterly Hands-On Procedure Workshops
  13. Maternity and Paternity Leave
  14. Travel Support for Prescribed Recruitment Activities
  15. White coats provided
  16. Free Parking
  17. Moonlighting Opportunities after licensure
  18. Malpractice Insurance with tail
  19. Annual Resident Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  20. 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 addition to the above, we require IMG’s to have an ECFMG certificate and a clearance letter from the Medical Board of California. Unfortunately, our program is not able to sponsor J-1 Visas

If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Kelly Ambrose (kambrose “at” or call her at 562-933-0053.