We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #104611C0) and adhere to all applicable guidelines. We only accept applications for civilian positions via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1.  However, we will continue to accept letters of recommendation after this date.

Application materials

All application materials for civilian positions must be received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No paper application materials, including curricula vitae, will be accepted.

  • Application
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • EITHER USMLE Steps 1 and 2 OR COMLEX Levels 1 and 2 to rank
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae (ERAS formatted Curriculum Vitae)

*Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following all specialty organization rules and guidelines related to rotations, SLOEs (standardized letters of evaluation), and virtual interviews.

All applications are screened by our selection committee. Committee members are core faculty or volunteer clinical physicians in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Interviews will be scheduled in November and December.

A sample resident appointment contract letter for the UC Davis Medical Center can be found here (PDF).

International medical graduates

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Emergency Medicine offers tremendous professional and personal rewards for those who enjoy its challenges. We look forward to the opportunity to help you prepare for those challenges.

For more information about our residency program, call 916-734-8570, email hs-emres@ucdavis.edu, or write to:

Residency Program Coordinator
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard
PSSB 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817

Important Application Information

A requirement for acceptance into a residency program in the State of California is that an applicant is eligible for medical licensure. The Medical Board of California requires that all residents (regardless of their specialty) be licensed prior to the start of the PG-III training year.

The State of California, in conjunction with the Medical Board of California, passed AB3479 (September 1994) that established a four-week family practice curriculum requirement. Therefore, in order to be eligible for licensure you must meet this requirement.

If you have any questions as to whether or not your medical school curriculum meets the requirement for licensure in the State of California, please contact the Medical Board directly at 916-263-2344.