General Information

For those interested in applying for a residency position, applications should be submitted through ERAS. We accept applications for PGY-1 positions only. Positions are filled through the NRMP. All applications are screened according to selection criteria. Applications are reviewed once the MSPE is uploaded October 1. Applications submitted after initial interview offers will be reviewed as time permits. 

Selection Criteria 

Applicants are selected to interview who align with the mission of LLUEM and LLUH as an institution. We place a high priority on individuals who possess the characteristics and skills of emotional intelligence, teamwork, selflessness, integrity, professionalism, compassion, empathy and critical thinking. Traditional markers of academic success are used for application screening but do not play a prominent role in applicant selection for interviews or applicant ranking.


Applicants must provide a medical degree from an LCME or AOA accredited school or international school recognized by California Medical Board prior to beginning residency.

To be considered for an interview please provide:

A complete ERAS application
Minimum of 1 SLOE (2 SLOEs preferred but the 2nd can be provided after the interview)
A passing score on USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Step 1

Interview Offers 

The first round of interviews are anticipated to be offered mid-October. You will receive notification of an interview offer, followed the next day by an invitation to schedule your interview date on Interview Broker. We have more qualified applicants than interview positions each year. As more positions become available, additional interview positions will be offered throughout interview season.

Interviewing with LLUEM

Program Director Welcome and Program Overview

LLU Tour
Optional Tour of RUHS

Post-Interview Communication

We do not require or expect communication from an applicant after interview day. Additionally, LLUEM will not initiate contact with an applicant after interview day. Feel free to contact an individual interviewer with specific follow up questions. Dr. Kiemeney is happy to answer any questions which may arise after interview day.

Interview Travel and Lodging


Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the most convenient airport to the Loma Linda campus
John Wayne airport (SNA) in Orange County is also a reasonable option

Affiliated lodging (best deal, walking distance):

Loma Linda Inn
24532 University Ave
Loma Linda CA 92354

Other hotels nearby:

Residence Inn by Marriott
​1040 Harriman Place
San Bernardino CA 92408

Hampton Inn & Suites
895 E Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino CA 92408

Homewood Suites
885 E Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino CA 92408

Serena Harper, Program Coordinator