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We are delighted that you are interested in our residency program. Each year we match 4 residents. Applications are submitted through the central application service (CAS) of the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match).


Applications are accepted annually. Interviews will be conducted virtually in early December. Our deadline for receipt of all materials from SF Match is October 15. We do not accept supplemental information. To be considered, all candidates will require a personal interview at our department. All applicants must be eligible for a Florida Medical License. Florida licensure or registration requires satisfactory completion of a PGY-1 (internship) in the United States or Canada.

Eligible applicants:

  • Graduates of Medical Schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications: have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States jurisdiction.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school.


The institution does sponsor J1 visas. Prospective students and trainees with questions related to visas and or immigration should contact the USF Office of International Services.

For more information, please contact:
Stacy Parker Deraps