We are pleased that you are interested in our combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program and look forward to receiving your application. Given the limited number of combined program positions, we understand that many of our applicants will also apply to categorical internal medicine or psychiatry programs including at UC Davis. Your application to combined training will not be hindered if you also apply to our categorical medicine or psychiatry program through ERAS. 

Our ERAS codes are:

  • UC Davis IM / Psych - 1046715C1
  • UC Davis Internal Medicine - Categorical 1046140C0 ; Primary Care 1046140M0
  • UC Davis Psychiatry - 1046400C0

All applications are screened by our Selection Committee utilizing a holistic review. This is a flexible, individualized way of assessing an applicant’s capabilities by which balanced consideration is given to experiences, attributes, and academic metrics, and when considered in combination, how the applicant might contribute value to our program and as a physician. This means that we take into account the entirety of students’ performance and background in determining who we offer interviews to. Thus, we do not have a minimum board score requirement (USMLE and/or COMLEX)—we only require that you have passed each step that you have taken. We review all applications that have passing scores. Students’ clinical performance and extracurricular activities (e.g. research, community engagement, volunteer work, leadership positions, life experience before medical school) are very important parts of our review. 

The interview allows candidates to meet combined and categorical residents and faculty from both departments, review our training sites and combined curriculum. For full consideration applications must be received by November 1.  

Application Materials 

Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS.  The following items are required: 

  • ERAS Application / Curriculum Vitae 
  • Three or four letters of recommendation, including at least one from an internist and one from a psychiatrist 
  • Dean’s Letter/MSPE 
  • Medical school transcripts 
  • USMLE scores (Parts I and II, if available) or COMLEX  
  • Personal statement 

Information for International Medical Graduates or Non-US Citizens 

The Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program will only sponsor J1 Visas.

Requirements for consideration of international medical graduates applying for postgraduate training in internal medicine also include:

  • Application (Electronic Residency Application Services - ERAS), including curriculum vitae and personal statement
  • Completion of prescribed course of study in an approved medical school in the past 5 years
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (passing both medical and English sections)
  • Passage of approved examination(s) (FLEX, USMLE)
  • Legal right to remain and work in the United States
    3 letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Copy of medical school transcripts
  • Experience in an American hospital, with clinical exposure. (Pure research in a laboratory of an American Hospital is not acceptable)
    Effective January 1, 2020, the California Medical Board (CAMB) will no longer issue Postgraduate Training Authorization Letters (PTAL) to international medical graduates (IMG's). As a result, all IMG's applying to the 2020 residency match are no longer required to provide/submit a PTAL with their ERAS application. Please refer to licensing eligibility below.
    • For more information on International Medical Graduates and Visas, please visit the UC Davis Graduate Medical Education Office website for IMGs at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/gme/img_req.html.

For All Applicants: Licensing Eligibility in California:
Effective January 1, 2020 -- All applicants, regardless of whether the medical school attended was/is domestic or international, will be required to meet the following requirements:

  1. A Postgraduate Training License (PTL) will be required for all residents participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California in order to practice medicine as part of their training program.
  2. A PTL must be obtained within 180 days after enrollment in the program and will not be required to be renewed.
    The profile of a holder of a PTL will be displayed on the Board's website for public view.


  1. Successfully complete 36 months of postgraduate training accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or College of Family Physicians of Canada.
  2. Will need to complete 24 consecutive months of training in the same program in order to be eligible for a physician's and surgeon's license.

How To Contact Us
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at imres@ucdavis.edu or call 916-734-7080.