The UCSF Fresno Internal Medicine Residency Program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS at sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. 




Program Director – Ivy L. Darden, MD


Program Name:   Internal Medicine
Program Code:    102214CO

Program Name:  Medicine Preliminary
Program Code:   1022140PO

For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:
Eloise Thompson, Residency Program Coordinator

155 N Fresno St, Fresno CA 93701
Telephone:  (559) 499-6500
FAX: (559) 499-6501
Web address:
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:
Application Requirements:  ( Program Specific Information)
Pass each USMLE or COMLEX exam on first attempt; graduation from medical school by early June or in recent past 5 years; applicants with current application for PTAL posted on ERAS application will be considered for interview



Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for an appointment contract for residency training with “The University of California” all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of all anticipated years of training:


  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa


The University does not sponsor H-1B visas. Please contact individual programs regarding their policy on sponsoring H-1B visas.

California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:


  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training


Background Checks
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates

You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to begin residency training in the United States Please visit the ECFMG website at  for additional information on how to obtain certification.


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.