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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Welcome Class of 2017 medical students

California Residency Information for Tuition Purposes:
To establish your California residence, you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen who has been physically present in the state for more than one year, and you must be able to provide convincing evidence that your intent for the entire year has been to establish a permanent residence in California. If your parents do not meet the University's requirements for residence for tuition purposes, you must also be financially independent, as defined by the UC Office of General Counsel.

Detailed information concerning the criteria for establishing residence and definitions of intent follows. If you are a current applicant to UC Davis, we recommend that you read this information in its entirety and print it so you may refer to it later. After reading this information, you are encouraged to read Specific Questions on Establishing Residence for Tuition Purposes at the end of this section. Keep in mind that a decision on your residence status is not determined until after you have been admitted to the University. Persons who are present in California on a visa type other than those listed under Who is a Resident? and who are in the process of adjusting their status to a "permanent resident" should contact the Campus Residence Deputy at

Statement of Legal Residence:  
All incoming medical students are required to submit a completed Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) by June 30. A UC Davis email account is required to file the SLR. If you have established UC Davis computing and Email accounts, you can now open and log on to the on-line Statement of Legal Residence Form. To review the UC Residence requirement information, visit the UC Davis Registrar’s website at

Health Information
Health Immunization Form is due in the Registrar’s Office by July 12, 2013.  No exceptions.

Mandatory Long Term Disability Insurance
Disability insurance fees are mandatory and apply to M.D. students only, and do not apply to interns and residents or health science academics. The annual disability insurance fee will be assessed to the medical students account during fall quarter. The School of Medicine M.D. Degree Program Student Fee Schedule includes information concerning disability insurance fee rates and availability, which is offered during orientation and on the school website at:

Disability Insurance Policies and Plan Information
UC Davis School of Medicine Long Term Disability Insurance Coverage Policy (pdf)

The Guardian Blanket Insurance Plan (pdf)

Blanket Accident and Health Insurance Policy (pdf)

Technical Standards
Please read the technical standards in the link below carefully:

If you comply with the technical standards, please reply through the Message Center of the Applicant Portal ( with the following statement: "I have read, understand, and meet the UC Davis School of Medicine Technical Standards for medical students".  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office with your inquiry through the Message Center.

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