Family Medicine


Criteria for application to Spectrum Health Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Be a participant in NRMP
    • NRMP Code: 2077120C1
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident or qualify to be sponsored via J-1 visa.
  • Graduation from medical school should be within 3 years or you should be recently clinically active in the practice of medicine.  Research time and observerships do not qualify as clinical involvement.
  • Be eligible to be licensed in all 50 states and US Territories as demonstration by:
    • Graduation from an LCME fully-Accredited Medical School
    • Graduation from an AOA/COCA fully-accredited medical school
    • International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
      •  Have a valid ECFMG certification for rank by February 1, 2018
      •  Applicants must have received all of their medical school education from and graduated from a medical school recognized or approved by the Medical Board of California.  The medical school’s name must exactly match the name on the Board’s list of recognized medical schools.
      • Must have good command of the English language as demonstrated by a face to face interview
  • Minimum score requirement attained preferably on first attempt:
    • USMLE Step 1:200 by second attempt
    • USMLE STEP 2 CK:217 by second attempt
    • COMLEX 1/2 : 415/420 by second attempt
    • USMLE STEP 2 CS/COMLEX level 2 PE: pass on first attempt ONLY
    • All scores in prior to February 1, 2018
  • We do accept MS4 electives for current medical students – apply via our website
  • Offer observership or externship:  No
  • We require three letters of recommendation plus Dean’s letter

All applications will be accepted through ERAS.  For more information, contact

Salary and Benefits

Spectrum Health provides a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package for our residents, staff and their families. Please visit our Salary and Benefits page to learn more.

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All applications are accepted through ERAS. Please see the For Applicants section of your preferred program for additional details.

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