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Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Applying to the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Residency Program

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #104633) and adhere to their guidelines. We only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1st.  However, we will continue to accept letters of recommendation after this date.

Application materials

All application materials must be received through ERAS.  No paper application materials, including C.V.'s, will be accepted.

  • Application (Electronic Residency Application Service - ERAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation: Minimum one Standard Letter of Recommendation (SLOR) required from an emergency medicine faculty. Competitive applicants will have completed at least two EM rotations and will provide a SLOR from each rotation.
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE scores (Step I required, Step II preferred)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (Curriculm Vitae by ERAS is acceptable.)

All applications are screened by our selection committee. Committee members are faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Interviews will be scheduled between November and January.

A sample resident appointment contract letter for the UC Davis Medical Center can be found here (PDF).

International medical graduates

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Emergency medicine offers tremendous professional and personal rewards for those who enjoy its challenges. We look forward to the opportunity to help you prepare for those challenges and wish you the best in your career pursuits.

For more information about our residency program, call (916) 734-8571, fax (916) 734-7950, E-mail emres@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu or write to:

Residency Program Manager
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

Important Application Information

A requirement for acceptance into a residency program in the State of California is that an applicant is eligible for medical licensure. The Medical Board of California requires that all residents (regardless of their specialty) be licensed prior to the start of the PG-III training year.

The State of California, in conjunction with the Medical Board of California, passed AB3479 (September 1994) that established a four-week family practice curriculum requirement. Therefore, in order to be eligible for licensure you must meet this requirement.

If you have any questions as to whether or not your medical school curriculum meets the requirement for licensure in the State of California, please contact the Medical Board directly at (916) 263-2344.