How to Apply
Graduate Medical Education
Prospective interns and residents must complete the specified application process
in order to be considered for our programs.
Apply for a Residency or Fellowship
Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neurosurgery,
Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery
residency applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service for Applicants (ERAS).
ONMM2 and ONMM3 residency applicants must apply by completing and submitting the PCOM GME Residency Application [PDF] along with the required supplemental documents.
Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology residency applicants must apply through the San
Francisco Match at sfmatch.org.
Apply for a Visiting Resident Rotation
Eligibility Requirements for Appointment of Designated Osteopathic Residents
Because all PCOM residents will be Designated Osteopathic Residents, all must have
sufficient background and/or instruction in osteopathic philosophy and techniques
in manipulative medicine, to prepare them to engage in the curriculum of the program.
The following requirements, as part of the foundational knowledge in Osteopathic Principles
and Practice (OPP), must be met before an applicant is eligible to receive an invitation
- A minimum of 140 hours of OPP education, inclusive of the following:
- Osteopathic philosophy, history, terminology, code of ethics, anatomy and physiology
related to osteopathic medicine; indications, contraindications, and safety issues
associated with the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT); and palpatory
diagnosis, osteopathic structural exam and OMT.
- An applicant who is a graduate of a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
(COCA)-accredited college of osteopathic medicine (COM) who holds a DO degree will
have met this requirement through his/her medical school education.
- An applicant who is a graduate of a medical school in the United States or Canada,
accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or one who is a graduate
from a medical school outside the United States or Canada, must meet this requirement
by taking coursework in OPP, at the applicant’s expense, including hands-on didactics
and assessment in OMT. S/he must provide proof of all training in OPP.
- An applicant who has not graduated from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine
must take and obtain at least a 75 percent on the Core Osteopathic Recognition Readiness
Examination (CORRE), as offered through the National Board of Osteopathic Medical
- This test is administered in Prometric Test Centers, the fee for which shall be at
the trainee's expense.
- View more information on the CORRE test offered through NBOME.
Notice to Applicants
All applicants for the PCOM Residency programs must be legally authorized to work
in the United States.