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Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Vascular fellowship application information

The specialty of vascular surgery addresses a diverse set of patients and problems, using a variety of specialized technologies. The components of vascular surgery include: (1) diagnosis and management of vascular diseases, including medical management; (2) non-invasive vascular laboratory (ultrasound and other imaging technologies); (3) endovascular diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; (4) traditional open surgical procedures; and (5) surgical critical care. There is a demonstrated need for additional trained specialists to care for the growing and aging population.

Residents and fellows at UC Davis have access to state-of-the-art imaging suites, superb vascular laboratory capabilities, specialized nursing and other support staff. Clinical work, research, and education programs all follow the UC Davis Vascular Center's integrated model of multi-disciplinary collaboration.

No fellowship position available for 2016

UC Davis will not be recruiting for a first year fellow for July 2016. No interviews will be offered in 2015.

Availability of future fellowship positions

The availability of accredited vascular surgery fellowship positions for 2017 and after will be affected by the number of UC Davis integrated vascular surgery residents progressing to senior and chief resident positions. It is not anticipated that a fellow will be recruited for years when a full complement of vascular surgery residents are being training at the clinical PGY-4 and PGY-5 levels. Changes in the program educational structure, residents in research (or other non-clinical training), family leaves, and other variables may affect the number of clinical positions filled by vascular surgery senior or chief residents.


Applicants for the vascular surgery fellowship must have completed an accredited general surgery residency prior to matriculation.

Applying for the fellowship

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), but the program can accept applications from individuals who are not using ERAS. Applications can be accepted as early as July 1, but must be received no later than February 1.

Details of the UC Davis Health System requirements for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking training opportunities can be found at this link. Office of Graduate Medical Education. 

Required documents

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three current letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s surgery program director
  • ABSITE scores for all examinations
  • Other documents may be requested during the review process

Match for vascular surgery

UC Davis Vascular Surgery fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

Program contacts

Program Director:

David L. Dawson, M.D.
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
UC Davis Vascular Center
4860 Y Street
ACC Building, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-8122 office

Program Coordinator:

Julie Skelton
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Surgery
University of California, Davis
2221 Stockton Blvd, Suite 3121
Sacramento, CA  95817
(916) 734-2386 office
(916) 734-3951 FAX