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Residency Application Process

All PGY-1 applicants apply through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service, through your medical school. International medical graduate applicants also use ERAS through the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates). The ECFMG phone number is (215) 386-5900. We are currently unable to sponsor visas.

The deadline for applications and supporting materials is November 1, 2022. We will consider your application for an interview once the following are received:

  • ERAS application
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX Step I Score
  • Official Transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate (IMG’s)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Your full application must be received by the November 1 deadline and must include all the above items plus the following:

  • Dean’s Letter

We require that all applicants demonstrate a passing grade on the USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 prior to consideration of their residency application.  UMSLE Step 2 CK and CS scores are not required in order to be offered an interview.  However, a final passing score on both Step 2 CK and CS are required for final evaluation and ranking at our program.

All applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years (or have 2 years experience in a regular clinical practice), and must have at least 1 year of clinical experience in the US (medical school rotations in the US count toward this requirement). We do not sponsor visas for medical trainees.

If upon review of your application you are selected to interview, you will be invited through ERAS. Our interviews are held on Mondays and Fridays. We will be interviewing from early November through late December.

Couples or partners are encouraged to apply to our program. Every attempt is made to accommodate individual scheduling needs.


PGY-2 positions are sometimes available. Applicants are encouraged to call the Residency Office about availability of PGY-2 positions.

For more information please contact our Selection Coordinator at (707)583-8806 or email us at fpsantarosa@sutterhealth.org.


If interested in participating in an elective experience at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, please contact us via phone or email. See more information about our student rotations.  

Residency Overview

House Staff Salaries in 2021-2022*

*For the academic year: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

R1: $61,048
R2: $67,163
R3: $73,902

Additional compensation includes:

  • Bilingual pay available at an additional $0.70 per hour, per requirements
  • Paid sick coverage
  • Double-time for worked holidays 


  • Health, dental and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partner coverage available
  • Life insurance coverage of $50,000
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Scrubs/lab coats provided to residents
  • Maximum Paid Time Off (PTO), including 4 weeks of vacation, 9 holidays, and 7 “personal” days off 
  • Professional/Educational expense stipend:  $7,255 (before taxes) per year, paid out in two installments, covers exam fees, licensing, conferences, meals, educational expenses, software and hardware. 
  • Relocation Bonus: up to $1,000 (before taxes) for relocation from Northern California and up to $1,800 (before taxes) for relocation from outside of Northern California
  • Administrative support for licensing, boards, and scheduling
  • A focus on well-being in the midst of Residency, with weekly Personal and Professional Development groups, an annual Resident retreat, and a culture of supporting Residents.