Application requirements and appointment procedures vary according to the individual program. All ACGME Residency programs at UC Davis Medical Center participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

All applicants are considered and interviews are scheduled by the program to which you are applying.  All programs are subject to the rules and regulations of the NRMP.

Please note:  Effective March 1, 2017, all incoming residents and fellows must undergo a Substance Abuse Screening, Background Check, and Employee Health Screening prior to the first day of service.

2020-2021 Application Support Materials   

For additional information on salary and benefits please refer to the UC Davis Health Resident Program website.

This is a sample Appointment Agreement for 2020-2021 (PDF). The agreement will be updated for 2021-2022.

Additional information can be found on the program webpages and the Human Resources Resident Program webpage.

Licensing Requirements

As of January 1, 2020, all trainees will be required to hold either a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) or California Medical License, in order to participate in post graduate training in the State of California.  Incoming trainees should begin the application process once they have successfully matched at UC Davis.  The GME Office will reimburse the fees of any license obtained for the purpose of completing a UCDH GME Training Program.  Trainees who initiate the process should retain proof of payment for submission to the GME Office, once the license is secured.  Reimbursements will not be made for licenses obtained for a prior training program or for license renewals.  For more information and to begin the application process, please refer to the California Medical Board website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable Accommodation is provided by the  University’s Disability Management Services to otherwise qualified academic appointees who  are  disabled  or  become  disabled  and  need  assistance to perform the essential  functions  of  their  positions.  Accommodation options will be considered in an interactive process with the appointee.  Both the University and the appointee are expected to participate in the interactive process in good faith.   

For additional details see Resident Medical Staff Policy and Procedure Manual (PDF) section 203, page 15 on the Human Resources Resident Program webpage or the Disability Management Services webpage. Questions regarding reasonable accommodation should be directed to Disability Management Services, 916-734-3553 | reasonableaccommodationrequest@ucdavis.edu.