Graduate Medical Education

group of medical graduate students

Internal Medicine and General Surgery residents at Huntington Hospital benefit from our community-based, university-affiliated medical center, while also enjoying innovative programs and regular exposure to faculty. Our residents achieve an exceptional rate of competitive fellowship acceptance and placements in desirable medical positions.

Learn more about our residency programs:

Residency Program Application and Information

Learn more about our Residency Program application process, benefits and program components.

Application Process & Information

The Graduate Medical Education residency programs at Huntington Hospital accept applications through the Internet-based ERAS program. Please follow the same application process for the General Surgery Residency Program and the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Documentation submitted through ERAS must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Recent photograph
  • CV and personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Results of USMLE / COMLEX examinations, steps 1 and 2

Criteria for all medical school graduates:

  • Passing of USMLE / COMLEX examinations on the first attempt
  • Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years

The deadline for all applications is December 1st. Interviews are by invitation only and will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to continually update you on your application status. Letters of declination will be sent to all applicants not selected to interview by December 10th.

For details on our resident recruitment and selection policy, please click here.

To download a copy of our post-graduate agreement, please click here.

Resident Stipends and Benefits: 2020-2021

The benefits and salaries provided are effective July 1, 2020. They are subject to review and may be revised at the end of the program year.

Annual Salaries

PGY I: $60,215 | PGY II: $62,744 | PGY III: $65,909 | PGY IV: $69,243 | PGY V: $72,646

Huntington Hospital offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision at no cost for the resident and a nominal fee for family. Additional benefits include flexible spending reimbursement account and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include:

Liability Insurance
Malpractice coverage is provided for residents while on duty in the hospital or on approved rotations at participating institutions.

Each resident receives four weeks of paid vacation.

Sick Leave
Up to 12 days per year

Up to 6 days per year

There is a daily food allowance, which you can use in our cafeteria.

White coats with your embroidered name are provided along with vouchers for dry-cleaning.

On-Call Rooms
On-call rooms are provided and are assigned on a permanent basis for the duration of training.


Conference Fund
Funds are available for attending conferences to present at national / regional conferences.

Educational Grant
Educational stipends are available for board preparation and access to technology.

Upon completion of the first year of training, all residents are required to apply for the California Medical License and subsequently the DEA license. Both licenses are required and reimbursed by the program. Graduates of US medical schools cannot begin their third year of training without a valid California Medical License. Residents who graduate from foreign medical schools are required to apply for the California Medical License upon completion of 24 months of training and cannot begin their fourth year of training without a valid California Medical License. Once licensed, the resident can apply for their DEA, which is also reimbursed by the program.

Concierge services available