Salary Scale (2020-21)
- PGY-1 $62,485
- PGY-2 $64,557
- PGY-3 $67,094
- PGY-4 $69,742
Beginning on the first day of orientation and without payroll deduction, residents enjoy:
- CME allowance: $500 in PGY-1, $750 in PGY-2, and $1,000 in PGY-3
- Reimbursement for costs of USMLE Step 3, licensure, DEA, and ABFM Board Examination
- Housing stipend: $5,000 at the beginning of residency
- Wellness stipend: $1,000 annually
- Stipend towards smartphone cost ($100/month)
- Health Insurance, Eye Care & Dental Coverage (immediate family included)
- Meal Stipend ($100/month)
- Assistance with Preparation of Initial License Application, DEA and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (CURES)
- On-site complimentary ACLS training
- On-site Neonatal Resuscitation training
- State-of-the-art Simulation and Research Center
- Quarterly Hands-On Procedure Workshops
- Maternity and Paternity Leave
- Travel Support for Prescribed Recruitment Activities
- White coats provided
- Free Parking
- Moonlighting Opportunities after licensure
- Malpractice Insurance with tail
- Annual Resident Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
- 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” memorialcare.org) or call her at 562-933-0053.