September 1, 2021

  • Application through ERAS 
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of recommendation (SNS Format)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Copy of test scores (USMLE, COMLEX)
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Additional requirements for foreign medical graduates:

  • Copy of valid ECFMG Certificate
  • Satisfactory completion of Federal Licensing Examination (SPEX)
  • Current PTAL "Authorization to Begin Postgraduate Training" from the Medical Board of California

    See "Requirements for Acceptance of Foreign Medical Graduates at UCD for Postgraduate Training" for detailed explanation

September 29, 2021 - Applications released to programs

All completed files will be reviewed by the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery. Incomplete Files Will Not Be Reviewed.  

September 30th – October 14th

Applications reviewed by the Resident Application Review Committee.

Mid October

Applicants will be notified of interviews. Due to limited space, some applicants may be put on a wait list.

December 7th & 14th – Virtual Interviews


  • Morning session: 7:30am-12:00pm (PST)
  • Afternoon session: 12:30pm-5:00pm (PST)


  • Morning session: 7:30am-12:00pm (PST)
  • Afternoon session: 12:30pm-5:00pm (PST)

February 1 – March 2, 2022

Formal ranking will be completed and forwarded to the National Resident Match Program (NRMP)

March 14th

Match Week!

In addition to the above timeline, please visit the UC Davis Graduate Medical Education ‘Prospective Applicants’ website for institutional information: