In addition to recruiting a diverse population of residents, the Office of Student and Resident Diversity also works to support the needs of current residents.

Event Support

OSRD can offer financial and staff support to diversity-focused, resident-run programs and events. Topics covered in these events may include reducing health disparities, promoting resident wellness, and support for residents' families.

Conference and Travel Funding

For many in the academic and community health fields, residency is a critical time to conduct and present research. OSRD can offer travel funding support to residents who have been accepted to present on diversity-related research topics at local, regional or national conferences.

  • $500 limit per person, per academic year. Additional funding may be available if the resident is participating in diversity recruitment on behalf of the School.
  • As staff members of their academic department, residents are responsible for obtaining time off for travel. OSRD has no authority to excuse residents from work or clinical duties.
  • OSRD can only fund travel within the United States.

Funding is subject to availability. Please fill out our Funding Request online form.

For more information, please contact Shea Hazarian at sahazarian@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis Health
GME Statement regarding the
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Since its establishment in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided renewable, two-year term legal protections and other benefits for recipients from undocumented backgrounds, allowing them the opportunity to pursue higher education in the United States without fear of deportation. DACA was rescinded by the White House on September 5, 2017; the future of DACA is currently being decided in the US court system. In the meantime, UC Davis residency and fellowship programs will continue to consider all eligible applicants, including those with DACA status. Individuals with DACA status have contributed greatly to the education, research, and patient care activities of the University of California and have enriched the diversity of our training programs. The UC Davis Health Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) will continue to support students, residents, and fellows with DACA status in achieving their goal of becoming America Board of Medical Specialties certified physicians.

We are grateful for the leadership of UC President Napolitano and UC Davis Chancellor May in championing the rights of those with DACA status.

For more information, please see the additional resources below:

UC Davis Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UC Davis AB540 and Undocumented Student Center
University of California - Information on Immigration