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Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs

Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs

Redding Program Additional Information

Thank you for your interest in the Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program.

We are a member of the University of California, Davis Network of Affiliated Family Practice Residency Programs. The primary objective of the Family Practice Residency Network is to provide a rich graduate experience in family medicine which implements the principles of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, and the American Board of Family Practice.

It is our goal to train high-quality family physicians to meet the health care needs of California, to practice with medically underserved populations, and to be leaders in our medical communities. The UCD Family Practice Residency Network includes seven separate programs: Mercy Medical Center, Merced; Doctors Medical Center, Modesto; Mercy Medical Center, Redding; Shasta Community Health Center, Redding; University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento; San Joaquin General Hospital, Stockton; and David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB. ( Our affiliated program at Travis Air Force Base does not participate in the NRMP.)

Starting in 2013, The Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program began working closely with a new family medicine residency program in our area – Shasta Community Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program.  The two programs are working closely together sharing resources including inpatient and outpatient rotation experiences. Our interview days are coordinated and we encourage you to apply to both programs.

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Intern Positions:

In order to ensure the best interview date, please submit all application materials no later than December 1, 2014. After this date, applications will be individually reviewed for consideration. The application process for the UCD Network is centralized at the Sacramento Network Office. You need to submit an ERAS application to each program you are interested in. We only accept applications through ERAS. Applications and interviews for all Network programs are coordinated through the Network Recruitment Coordinator. All applications are screened based on merit. Network programs will only accept applications received through ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service. No other application will be accepted for intern positions. For more information on obtaining an application, please contact your Dean's office. International medical students should contact the ECFMG.

International Medical Graduates:

Applicants must have a current ECFMG certificate and a Post Graduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) from the Medical Board of California by rank day to be considered for the match. Keep in mind that is can take up to 100 days for the California Medical Board to process your documents once they have all been submitted. Due to this processing time, we will not consider interviewing international graduates who graduate after November 15, 2014. Applicants must also provide a receipt of application from the Medical Board of California before we will consider interviews. For further information, please contact the Medical Board of California (916) 263-2499 or visit their website for all other inquiries, please call (800) 792-9064 or e-mail

Please note: If you are an international medical graduate with more than 36 months of post graduate training in the USA (24 months for US Medical Graduates), you must have a California Medical License to start residency training in California.


Frequently asked questions:

1. What are your minimum score requirements?
There are no minimum score requirements; however, applicants with more than one examination failure on the USMLE or COMLEX may be excluded from the applicant pool.

2. Do you accept IMGs in your program?
Yes, we accept IMGs.

3. Are there IMGs working in your program?

4. Is preference given to Green Card holders?
No preference is given to anyone for any reason. All applications are screened based on merit.

5. Is US experience mandatory for the program?
Yes, US experience including hands-on patient care, writing notes, developing treatment plans, and writing orders is required in hospital based and outpatient settings. Observation alone does not meet these criteria. Experience in family practice or another primary care field is encouraged. Applicants must have recent letter of reference from a physician supervisor in the U.S. documenting performance and level of care. These references should include documentation of experience in hands-on patient care and responsibility for writing notes, developing treatment plans, and writing orders. Applications without clear documentation of this experience will not be accepted.

6. Does the program sponsor Visas?
No. The program only accepts J1 Visas.

7. Does your program accept DOs?
Yes, our program has a long tradition of accepting and training osteopathic physicians. In addition, we have core and community osteopathic faculty members.

8. Are both the USMLE and COMLEX needed for DO students?
No. One or the other is acceptable.

9. Where can I get a listing of where your residents attended medical school?
Please take a look at our website for information pertaining to our current residents and graduates.

10. When does your program conduct interviews?
The interview season runs from November through January.  Please take a look at our website for the most current information.

11. How many years after graduation from medical school do you still consider applicants for an interview?
For the 2015 incoming class, applicants must have graduated from medical school after May 2012. For applicants who have not graduated in the past year,  significant clinical experience since graduation must be documented along with written letters of reference. Applicants must have recent (the past year) US clinical experience with to be considered for an interview.

12. Does your program offer observerships?
No, all students who participate in rotations at our institution must be currently enrolled in an LCGME or AOA accredited program.

I suggest taking a look at the following websites to get information on all the residency programs you are interested in applying to:

If you have any further questions, please contact me. Thank you again for your interest in our program.

Residency Coordinator
Mercy Redding Family Practice
Residency Program
2175 Rosaline Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
Phone - 530-225-6090
Fax - 530- 225-6093