Residency ApplicationApplicants are accepted for July 1 of each year. All applicants must be registered with the Ophthalmology Matching Program. Residency training information can be obtained from:

Deanna Fritz
Department of Ophthalmology
UC Davis Medical Group
4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817

Your application is considered complete when it contains the following:

  • Only Central Application Service (CAS) applications will be accepted through the San Francisco Matching Program 
  • College transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Detailed National Board scores with sub-scores, and/or equivalents such as FLEX, VQE, ECFMG
  • Three letters of reference
  • Dean's letter (These are usually mailed after November 1)

The University of California, Davis will not not accept H1-B visas for post-graduate trainees.

Selected candidates will be contacted for a personal interview. Interviews are scheduled only on selected Friday mornings in November or December.

Applicants will be requested to come to attend Ophthalmology Grand Rounds which are held Friday mornings, prior to interview sessions.

A flexible or mixed medical internship is required prior to entering the residency program.

State licensing requirements mandate training which includes four weeks of family practice in the medical school curriculum.

Acceptance to the residency training programs contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited PGY-1 year prior to entering ophthalmology training at the PGY-2 level.


University of California, Davis

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