We accept 12 residents in each match class. Applications for residency training at Highland are through the ERAS Application and NRMP Match. We do not sponsor visas!


Our program is listed as: Alameda County Medical Center Program
The ACGME ID is: 1100512006


In addition to the standard information on the ERAS application, we require and pay particular attention to: the Dean’s Letter and official medical school transcript, letters of recommendation (3-4 letters; 1-2 from Emergency Medicine faculty), USMLE Step 1 scores. 

First interview invitations will be sent Wednesday, Oct 15th

Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Tuesday, November 12th through Wednesday, January 15th. 


We offer a very competitive salary and benefit package which includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage; a generous educational stipend of $1700/year; a one-time relocation bonus; funding for conference attendance as a PGY-IV and for residents presenting research.


Salaries as of 2019-2020: 

PGY-I:   $ 2439.56 bi weekly

PGY-II:  $ 2703.59 bi weekly

PGY-III: $ 2817.53 bi weekly

PGY-IV: $ 2967.42 bi weekly


If you specific questions or unique circumstances, please feel free to contact


Vicky Lu
Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator

Department of Emergency Medicine

AHS-Highland Hospital

1411 E. 31st Street

Oakland, CA 94602

(510) 437-4564

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