Welcome Class of 2021 Medical Students
California Residency Information for Tuition Purposes
To establish your California residence, you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen who has been physically present in the state for more than one year, and you must be able to provide convincing evidence that your intent for the entire year has been to establish a permanent residence in California. If your parents do not meet the University's requirements for residence for tuition purposes, you must also be financially independent, as defined by the UC Office of General Counsel.
Detailed information regarding all of the requirements is published on the web site of the Office of the University Registrar.
If you are a current applicant to UC Davis, we recommend that you read this information in its entirety. You are encouraged to read the section titled, Establishing Residence for Tuition Purposes
Keep in mind that a decision on your residence status is not determined until after you have accepted an offer of admission to the University and completed a Statement of Legal Residence.
Please contact a Residence Deputy with questions regarding immigration/eligibility, physical presence and intent requirements.
Statement of Legal Residence
All incoming medical students are required to submit a completed Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) by June 30. A UC Davis e-mail account is required to file the SLR. If you have established UC Davis computing and e-mail accounts, you can open and log on to the on-line Statement of Legal Residence Form.
To review the UC residence requirement information, visit the UC Davis Registrar’s website.
The University of California requires that all students have health insurance. Our Insurance Package includes: Western Health Advantage for Medical, Premier Access for Dental and Vision Service Plan (VSP) for Vision. Insurance coverage is also available for spouses and dependents at a minimal cost. For more information on how to enroll, please visit our Insurance Information Page.
Mandatory Long Term Disability Insurance
Disability insurance fees are mandatory and apply to M.D. students only, and do not apply to interns and residents or health science academics. The annual disability insurance fee will be assessed to the medical students account during fall quarter. The School of Medicine M.D. Degree Program Student Fee Schedule includes information concerning disability insurance fee rates and availability, which is offered during orientation and on the school website at:
Please read the technical standards in the link below carefully:
If you comply with the technical standards, please reply through the Message Center of the Applicant Portal with the following statement: "I have read, understand, and meet the UC Davis School of Medicine Technical Standards for medical students". If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office with your inquiry through the Message Center.