Welcome to UC Davis! We are so excited to meet and support our resident physicians and fellows.

Funding for Events and Travel

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

OSRD can offer financial and staff support to diversity-focused, trainee-run programs and events. Topics covered in these events may include reducing health disparities, promoting trainee wellness, and support for trainees' families. For many in the academic and community health fields, residency and fellowship are critical times to conduct and present research. OSRD can also offer travel funding support to trainees who have been accepted to present on diversity-related research topics at local, regional or national conferences.

Please apply for funding at bit.ly/osrdfund.

General Travel Policies:

  • OSRD can only fund travel within the United States.
  • There is a $500 limit per person, per academic year for these funds. Additional funding may be available if the trainee is participating in diversity recruitment on behalf of the School.
  • Specialty-specific conferences will not be funded.
  • As staff members of their academic department, trainees are responsible for obtaining time off for travel. OSRD has no authority to excuse trainees from work or clinical duties.

What’s Covered?

  • Registration costs, airfare, mileage
  • Transportation between event location, lodging, and travel (e.g. between conference and hotel, between hotel and airport)
  • Meals up to $62 per day, per person
  • Expenses up to one day before and one day after the event

For more information, please contact Eva Lee at eclee@ucdavis.edu.

Bias Reporting

Residents and fellows who experiences instances of bias can anonymously report their concerns in the MedHub system directly to the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education or to their Program Director. Instructions to anonymously report are available here.

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 DACA was rescinded by the White House on September 5, 2017; the future of DACA is currently being decided in the US court system.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