Vascular surgery residency application information
Applicants are considered and appointments are made by the Program Director, 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. Acceptance into a residency program in the State of California requires the applicant to be eligible for medical licensure, as the Medical Board of California requires that all residents (regardless of their specialty) be licensed prior to the start of the PGY-3 year.
Licensed residents will also need to obtain a radiography and fluoroscopy permit from the Radiation Health Branch.
Applications from the United States and Canada
Applications will be accepted from graduates of medical schools in the US and Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Information for International Medical Graduates
Graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada may apply if they meet both of the following requirements: 1) possess a current certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); and 2) have received an Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California. This letter must indicate that they are eligible for licensure in California without any deficiencies in their medical school training.
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.
Submission of Application Materials
The UC Davis participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery grants interviews after an initial screening process. A record of scholastic achievement, service or research experience, minimum USMLE scores of 220 are expected.
Required application materials:
- ERAS Common Application Form, including
- A curriculum vitae and a one page personal statement
- Official medical school transcript
- USMLE, Step I, Step II (if available)
- Three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters must be from the chair of the Department of Surgery or chief of the division or section of vascular surgery
- Additional letters from basic science and other faculty are welcome.
Students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), participants in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), and other candidates will apply through their respective services. Applications are generally submitted early in the fourth year of medical school. Assignment decisions are made by the Joint Service GME Selection Board (JSGMESB), typically in December. Potential military applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program during their third year of medical school to discuss their interest and to get up-to-date information about the application process, opportunities for interviews or clinical electives at one of our affillated hospitals, and projected service allocations of training positions.
Projected Residency Interview Dates [click here]
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
Assistant Program Director (primary point of contact for military applicants):
James B. Sampson, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, MC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine
Chief, Vascular Surgery, David Grant USAF Medical Center
Consultant to USAF Surgeon General for Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery Residency and 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