Prospective Residents

Resident Application Process


All fourth-year medical students applying for residencies will apply through the ERAS program and participate in the NRMP match.

Applications open for program review via ERAS yearly on September 15 for all applicants.  Please submit your application for consideration for the following contract year as soon as possible after application opening dates. Applicants are selected for an interview based on academic performance and personal qualifications regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin. Successful applicants will be invited to interview.  Interviews are held from mid-October through mid-January. A typical interview day begins with Morning Report at 7:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. A dinner is hosted the evening before the interview. Additional details including dates, locations, etc. will be sent to applicants invited to interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which residency programs does CMHS offer?

CMHS offers residency programs in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Is CMHS dual-accredited?

Yes. CMHS has achieved dual-accreditation (AOA and ACGME) for all of our residency programs.

  • How many residents did each program accept for the 2019-2020 academic year?

Family Medicine accepted 6 residents, Internal Medicine accepted 7 residents, Orthopedic Surgery accepted 4 residents and General Surgery accepted 3 residents.

  • Where can I find out more about the city of Ventura?

Please visit for more information regarding the city of Ventura.

  • Does CMHS follow the NRMP for “all in” policy?

Yes. Additional information regarding the “all in” policy may be found on the NRMP website.

  • What is the deadline for residency application submission?

Please submit your application as soon as possible for the following contract year. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis beginning September 15.  Applicants will be notified in due course if they are invited to interview.

  • When will the interviews be held?

Typically, interviews are held from mid-October through mid-January.

  • What salary and benefits does CMHS offer to residents?

Please review salary and benefit information in the “Facts and Figures” section of this website.  These can be found in the “about” section of the website.

  • Does CMHS sponsor visas?

No, CMHS does not sponsor visas.

  • Does CMHS accept applications from foreign medical school graduates?

CMHS considers all qualified applicants.

  • Are audition rotations required to be considered for an interview?

Audition rotations are encouraged, but not required to be considered for an interview.

  • What are the minimum COMLEX/USMLE scores for consideration into the residency programs?

Minimum COMLEX/USMLE scores vary by specialty and may change year to year.  Please contact the corresponding GME coordinator to obtain current minimum score requirements.

  • Do I need to have a California training license prior to starting my residency?

Yes.  Effective January 1, 2020, the State of California requires first year residents to apply and obtain a California training license prior to starting their residency.