Candidate Information

We offer opportunities for individuals who have completed the appropriate years in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States or Canada by the time they enter the fellowship-training program to apply to our program.  Candidates must be board certified or eligible in their respective Boards and must possess a California medical license before the start date of the fellowship program.  For more information, please visit your Board’s particular website or visit:  American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (

A J-1 visa is required for foreign nationals interested in the UC Davis Hospice and Palliative Care Program.  We do not accept H1-B visas.  Please see the UC Davis document "Requirements for International Medical Graduates at UCDHS" (PDF) for more information

We are always recruiting students and invite you to participate in the application process.

Application Process


Applicants for 2018-2019 Academic Year

We will be participating in the National Residency Match Program.   Candidates may  start  their application process through ERAS in June 2017.  Applications will be released for review to us beginning July 15, 2017.   Interview dates have yet to be determined  but will be Fridays in late August, September and October.   

Salary and Benefits

The University provides competitive salaries for fellows.  In addition, the University provides health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, professional liability insurance, and retirement benefits for the fellows (and their family members when appropriate). Vacation is accrued per ACGME guidelines.

Contact Information

If you have any programmatic or administrative questions, please contact:

Chari Elijah
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
4150 V Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA  95817
916-734-7924 (Fax)

For any other questions about the program, please contact:

Quy Tran, MD
Associate Fellowship Program Director