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


Armen K. Martirosian, MD
Program Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721


For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:

Jenny McHenry, Residency Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721


Telephone:  (559) 459-4004
FAX:  (559) 459-5029
Web address:

UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:

Application Requirements:  (Program Specific Information)

Completed ERAS application
Deans Letter
3 letters of recommendations (including program director or surgery chair)
Medical School Transcripts
USMLE Step 1- minimum score of 230 is recommended- first time pass


Application Deadline:  October 15, 2016


Interviews are held two weekends a year (Friday and Saturday). One weekend in the month of December and one weekend in the month of January. The resident social is held on Friday nights of interview weekends.


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:



The University and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program does not sponsor H-1B visas.


Additional Information for International Medical Graduates:

The University of California requires that all residents be citizens of the United States, be in possession of a green card, or possess an ECFMG-sponsored J-1 visa.  Please refer to the UCSF School of Medicine instructions at: (

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

The State of California requires that graduates of schools outside the U.S. or Canada obtain a “Postgraduate Training Authorization” letter authorizing residency training in California. The letter is valid for entry into a training program for one year. The expected start date for residency training must be before the letter expires (one year from issue date).

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


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