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Armen Martirosian

Armen K. Martirosian, MD

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The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery residency program is a five-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches four PGY-1 residents each year.

The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Surgery residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 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
orthosurgery@fresno.ucsf.edu



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

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

Telephone: (559) 459-4004
FAX: (559) 459-5029
E-mail: jmchenry@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/orthosurgery/


Application Requirements: (Program Specific Information)

Completed ERAS application
Deans Letter
3 letters of recommendations (including program director or surgery chair) OR
3 AOA CORD Standardized Letter of Recommendation Form (SLOR) which may be obtained from the AOA website at http://www.aoassn.org
Medical School Transcripts
USMLE Step 1- minimum score of 230 is recommended- first time pass


Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

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 a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  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

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

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. 

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
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 www.ecfmg.org for additional information on how to obtain certification.

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