Training Physicians of Tomorrow

To fulfill the educational component of its mission today, the Department of Internal Medicine trains the leading physicians of tomorrow for the Central Valley and beyond. We educate new doctors with the same passion and dedication that we bring to patient care and research. Internal-medicine faculty and staff produce the best physicians by teaching residents and fellows to communicate openly with patients, treat individuals as whole entities, and respect quality of life issues. Because the practice of medicine is constantly changing, we emphasize the importance of life-long learning and the willingness to be open to new ideas and to ask questions.

Diverse Clinical Experience

Being a Rheumatology or Allergy fellow at an esteemed university like UC Davis entails a very unique experience. You get many diverse clinical inpatient and outpatient experiences between the UCDMC, VA hospital, or one of several satellite clinics in the area. Reaching out to a population base of about 5 million people, being a part of such a large health system network is very rewarding.

Application Procedure

Basic Requirements:

  1. Board-eligible or certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. Minimum of three years of full-time training in Internal Medicine, completed in a program accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec
  3. U.S. or Canadian citizenship, or J-1 visa status
  4. Foreign medical school graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate
  5. Eligible for California medical licensure

ERAS application:

This program will participate in ERAS.

Letters of Recommendation:

Three letters of recommendation from physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity must also be submitted. At least one of these letters should be from a division head or department chair. We will also accept an optional 4th letter from a basic scientist that you have worked with.

Dean's Letter:

A copy of your Dean's letter is required. Transcripts are not necessary.

Application Deadline:

We will close the ERAS mailbox on August 15 of each year.


You will be invited for a personal interview based upon review of your completed application and supporting letters. Interviews generally last from 0800 to 1700 and consist of faculty interviews, conferences, a brief tour and a lunch meeting with one or more of the present fellows. The purpose of these interviews will be to discuss the program and its philowsophies and give both the applicant and program faculty an opportunity to ask questions. All interviews must be officially scheduled and confirmed at least two weeks in advance.

Interview Arrangements:

Please let us know in advance if you have a particular interest in meeting any individual faculty member. Also, let the Division know if you have personal issues (i.e. spouse employment, school, etc.) that need special attention on your interview day.


If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call Kathy Wisdom, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology 530-752-2884.

Notification of Acceptance:

Upon notification of invitation to join our training program, we will also instruct applicants on any licensing or visa processing necessary to ensure eligibility to be appointed by the UCD School of Medicine by July 1.

For a PDF of the Application Procedure, Click Here.

Curriculum of the Rheumatology Fellowship (PDF)

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Our program exclusively accepts applications through the ERAS.