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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum USMLE Scores:

We have no minimum USMLE score requirements though more robust scores do strengthen an application. We do not consider applicants who do not pass Step I or Step II on the first attempt.

Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) Applicants:
D.O. applicants are required to submit USMLE scores in addition to COMPLEX scores.

International Medical Graduate requirements:
We have no additional policies regarding the selection of IMGs for our residency training program. Once minimum application requirements have been met, we consider every applicant’s merits and weigh them accordingly. Before you apply to our clinical training program, however, it will be necessary for you to complete the following:

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate