How to Apply

Our Residency Program accepts applications through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service, available at your medical school. International Medical Graduate applicants use ERAS through the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates): 215-386-5900.

We will be accepting applications through November 30th. Interviews take place from early November through January. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted either by phone or e-mail.

We will begin reviewing applications and arranging interviews after the following are received:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal Statement - Please address:
    1. Desire to work with a rural underserved population
    2. Desire for OB experience
    3. Ability to speak Spanish
    4. Where you wish to practice after graduation
    5. A list of your senior rotations
  • Letters of Recommendation (2 or more)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Scores Step 1 and 2

The Dean’s Letter must be received by the time of your interview.

NOTE: International Graduates must obtain a Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (as required by the California Medical Board) in order to be considered on match day.

Please submit your materials early – the ERAS system gets extremely busy the last day or two.

For more information, or if you have further questions, please call our office at (831)755-4201, or e-mail us at


Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111