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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Application Information

Contact Information

Kay Nelsen, M.D., Residency Director

Huey Lin, M.D., Associate Director

Sarah Marshall, M.D., Associate Director and FM/OB Program Director

Jaesu Han, M.D., FM/Psych Program Director

Ron Fong, M.D., Leadership Program Director

Rozlynn Shirley, Residency Coordinator

UC Davis Family Practice Residency Program
4860 Y Street, Suite 2300
Sacramento, Calif. 95817
(916) 734-2833

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The ERAS application season for 2015-2016 begins September 15th, 2015.

Applications and interviews for the UC Davis Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs are coordinated through a centralized Network Office located in Sacramento.

The Residency Office will begin reviewing applications on September 22nd, 2015 and will start to offer  interview dates.  The last day we will accept applications will be December 1st, 2015.

Each of the six civilian Network Residency Programs has its own application criteria. Review the application criteria for each program (including criteria for IMG applicants) below:


  • Mercy Medical Center, Merced
  • Valley Family Medicine Center, Modesto
  • Mercy Medical Center, Redding
  • UC Davis Family Medicine Residency, Sacramento

    The residency programs in the UC Davis Network only accept applications received through ERAS--the Electronic Residency Application Service (AAMC). submit an ERAS application here Submit a separate ERAS application for each program in which you have interest. If you have additional questions, please refer to the following links:

  • NRMP (National Resident Matching Program)
  • ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
  • ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
  • AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • The California Medical Board FAQ on PTAL (Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter) for IMGs use this link


    UC Davis Applicant Eligibility Criteria

    • Medical school graduation within the last 5 years.
    • Applicant must have some type of U.S. inpatient experience (minimum of 4 weeks) within the last 5 years.
    • No minimal score on Step exams, but we allow only 1 fail per written test, and no fails on Clinical Skills exam.
    • IMG's must have ECFMG certificate and PTAL letter on file to be eligible for an interview.
    • We accept EAD's or J1 visas sponsored through ECFMG.

    Interview and Itinerary

    Welcome to the UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento. Upon arrival for your interview day, please park in the parking structure adjacent to the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). Enter the ACC and take the elevator to the second floor, suite 2320, conference room 2306. Your itinerary for the interview day will be as follows:


    8:30 - 8:50 am                   Check-In, ACC 2306

    8:50 – 10:10 am                Meet with Program Director & Resident Host

    10:15 - 10:45 am               Breakfast with Department Faculty Members

    10:50 - 11:55 am               Interview with Faculty and Resident

    12:00 - 1:00 pm                 All Applicants Lunch with Residents

    1:00 - 2:30 pm                   Huddle / Clinic & Hospital Tour (Resident Host)

    2:30 pm                             End of Interview Day / FM/OB applicants to OB/GYN Dept


    Interviewees are invited to join current residents for dinner on Thursday evening throughout the interview season.

    Hotel and Transportation Information

    Sacramento Airport to UCDMC

    Super Shuttle
    Reservations can also be made online at
    Approximately $25.00 per person/$11.00 for each additional person one way
    or Taxi Cab (between $40 & $50)

    (Room rates subject to change. Please call the hotel to confirm the nightly rate)


    4422 Y St.
    Sacramento, CA 95817
    (916) 455-6800
    (800) 300-5191
    Front Office Manager: Tracy
    Two queen beds or one king bed resident rate $129+tax
    For this reduced rate you must mention Rate Codes: UCDA (two queen beds) or UCDB (one king bed).


    2356 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA
    (916) 455-4000
    Single or double occupancy $119+tax, Mini Suite $124+tax, Full Suite $139+tax (Indicate that you want the GME Rate) Contact: Mat Silver
    Complimentary Continental breakfast  from 6:00am - 9:00am (every day)


    555 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
    (916) 646-1212
    Director of Sales: Kim Baynard
    Single $102 + tax or double occupancy $122 + tax
    Complimentary Full American Breakfast  from 6:00am - 9:00am (M-F) & 7:00 - 10:00am (Wknds)
    This hotel is approx. 5.5 miles from UC Davis Medical Center (10 min drive)


    1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA
    (916) 371-2100
    Outside Bldg: Single King/ Double Queen - $65.99+tax
    Main Bldg: Single King/Double Queen - $79 + tax
    Main Suites: $109 + tax
    Sales Mgr: Vinal (x303)
    This hotel is approx. 10 minutes from UC Davis Medical Center. ( Indicate that you want the UCDMC rate)


    7850 College Town Drive, Sacramento
    (916) 383-8110
    Single occupancy $45.99 double $51.99 (Sun.-Thrs.); single $49.99 double $55.99 (Fri-Sat).
    General Mgr.: Kam


    Motel 6 Central is located near Sacramento State University and 10 minutes from UC Davis Medical Center


    The following hotels are no longer recommended by UCDMC
    Heritage Hotel - Vagabong Inn - Motel 6 on 30th Street - Ramada Inn, Discovery Park