Application Process

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Benefits
Salary Scale (2020-21)
  • PGY-1    $62,485
  • PGY-2    $64,557
  • PGY-3    $67,094
  • PGY-4    $69,742
Comprehensive Benefits

Beginning on the first day of orientation and without payroll deduction, residents enjoy:

  1. CME allowance: $500 in PGY-1, $750 in PGY-2, and $1,000 in PGY-3
  2. Reimbursement for costs of USMLE Step 3, licensure, DEA, and ABFM Board Examination
  3. Housing stipend: $5,000 annually
  4. Wellness stipend: $1,000 annually
  5. Stipend towards smartphone cost ($100/month)
  6. Health Insurance, Eye Care & Dental Coverage (immediate family included)
  7. Meal Stipend ($100/month)
  8. Assistance with Preparation of Initial License Application, DEA and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (CURES)
  9. On-site complimentary ACLS training
  10. On-site Neonatal Resuscitation training
  11. State-of-the-art Simulation and Research Center
  12. Quarterly Hands-On Procedure Workshops
  13. Maternity and Paternity Leave
  14. Travel Support for Prescribed Recruitment Activities
  15. White coats provided
  16. Free Parking
  17. Moonlighting Opportunities after licensure
  18. Malpractice Insurance with tail
  19. Annual Resident Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  20. Life near the beach!!
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How To Apply

We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application System. You must also be enrolled with the National Resident Matching Program. Your ERAS application will be complete when we have received your summary, personal statement, transcripts, USMLE or COMLEX Part I results, three letters of recommendation (at least one from a family physician) and your Dean’s Letter. We also require a photograph (this can only be viewed by residency programs after they indicate that they are inviting an applicant to interview). It is also necessary to note that, in order to be eligible to begin your residency, you must have taken and passed the USMLE or COMLEX Part II.

Your dean’s office will have information for you on how to apply through ERAS. We suggest getting your applications out early as interview appointments are usually full (in many programs) by the first of December.

Interviews are by invitation, and include the opportunity to sit in on morning report and noon conference, as well as private interviews with a resident and at least two faculty members. Our behavioral science director, Dr. Wendy Linderholm, spends time with the applicants to go over the behavioral science curriculum, and our administrative staff discusses salary and benefits, as well as provide information for a self-guided tour of Long Beach.

International Medical Graduates. In addition to the above, we require IMG’s to have an ECFMG certificate and a clearance letter from the Medical Board of California.

If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Kelly Ambrose or call her at 562-933-0053.

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Student Clerkships
MS4 Clerkships, Visiting Rotations, and Sub-Internships

We begin accepting applications through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) in January through March each year.   We are listed there as Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency. The site will lead you through our application requirements.  We will respond regarding eligibility as the applications arrive and will begin offering four-week rotations in March.  The rotation is scheduled as 2 weeks on the inpatient service and 2 weeks in the outpatient clinic.  We offer rotations July through January for students interested in pursuing the specialty of family medicine.  We accept applications from students who attend accredited medical schools within the United States.

Besides seeing patients in the office or hospital settings, we encourage students to get involved in our community activities which include:

  • Involvement with our Sports Medicine Fellowship, which includes sideline coverage of seasonal sports, such as high school football. Students are invited to participate in sports physicals and are invited to attend Sports Medicine Clinic.
  • “DOC IS IN” – Since 1996 our residents have participated in an outreach program at Jordan High School, which has a medical magnet program.
  • Diabetes Group – We have bilingual monthly group visits for our diabetic patients, led by designated residents.
  • Neighborhood M.E.D. – Our residents are mentors for undergraduate students at California State University Long Beach. They have designed a curriculum for the students exposing them to clinical medicine and mentoring them in their pursuit of vocations in health care.
  • Option to participate in weekly transgender hormone clinic, if desired.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine 
450 E. Spring Street, Suite 1
Long Beach, CA 90806

Please contact our residency coordinator:
Kelly Ambrose: (562) 933-0053

If your rotation is approved, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by a communication from our Graduate Medical Education office giving you access to training on our electronic medical records system prior to your rotation. You will also be required to take our hospital’s online HIPAA course.

We have met many of our current residents during their sub-internships with us and look forward to meeting you!

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Fellowship Application
  • The Long Beach Memorial Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program participates in the NRMP match and will be utilizing ERAS.
  • Applicants should follow instructions outlined on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine website regarding the ERAS application process at www.amssm.org/SMFellowshipAppProcess.php.
  • Deadline for receipt of application is October 1st. We will officially accept applications after July 1st. Interviews will be offered by invitation only, from September 1st through December 1st. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify completion of application requirements.
  • Interviews will likely be held on a Friday or Monday. Nearby Airports include LBC, LAX, SNA.

Contacts
Please direct all applications and correspondence to:

Kelly Ambrose
450 E. Spring St #1
Long Beach CA 90806
(562) 933-0050
Email: kambrose@memorialcare.org