Information for U.S. medical graduates

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment: 1) graduate of medical schools in the US and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); 2) graduate of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  Applicants are considered and appointments are made by the Chair of the Department of Surgery subject to the rules and regulations of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Details of the NRMP can be found in the Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies.

The Surgery Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will only  accept applications through this process. Our Preliminary Program is available to those individuals who match into advanced residency programs at UCDMC and require one year of general surgery for Board requirements.   Therefore, we do not offer interviews to individuals interested in a one year position.  Any unfilled preliminary positions are typically filled through the NRMP Scramble (see new Scramble Rules -

The Department of Surgery grants interviews after an initial screening process. The deadline for receipt of all required documents is November 1, 2016. Interview dates for the 2016-2017 is as follows:

November 2016 December 2016
November 4 December 2
November 18 December 9
- December 16


Required application material:

ERAS Common Application Form, must include

  1. A curriculum vitae and a one page personal statement
  2. Official medical school transcript
  3. USMLE, Step I, Step II (if available)
  4. Three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters must be from the chair of the Department of Surgery. Additional letters from basic science and other faculty who know you well are also welcome.

Status notification will occur after our deadline date of November 1, 2016. Please address questions regarding your application to our Voice Mail line at (800) 835-5070, ext. 78751 or e-mail All other inquiries can be directed to:

Surgery Residency Office
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Suite OP 512 Pavilion
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-2724
Fax (916) 734-5633