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    USAF residency program

UC Davis Orthopaedic Surgery USAF Integrated Residency Program

The UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery residency program, in collaboration with the United States Air Force (USAF), offers one active duty post graduate training position in each new residency class. Interested applicants from the USUHS (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), HPSP-affiliated programs (Health Professions Scholarship Program), and current active duty physicians should apply through the Joint Services GME Selection Board. Integrated Air Force residents will complete the same ACGME-accredited (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) 5-year Orthopaedic Surgery curriculum as their civilian counterparts with the addition of rotations at David Grant Medical Center (DGMC), Travis AFB. Integrated residents will be on active duty orders throughout their training and will be entitled to pay and benefits commensurate to their rank and grade. Graduates of the program will be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Upon completion of integrated residency training, Air Force graduates will enter the Air Force Medical Corps as Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

To apply for an USAF active duty tour (ADT)/acting internship at UC Davis and DGMC, 4th year medical students will need to submit an application through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) as well as an ADT request form. For further information on visiting medical student rotations at UC Davis please see the visiting medical student information webpage.

For more information, please contact:

Steven Thorpe, MD, Lt Col, USAF, FACS
Assistant Professor
Military Associate Program Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Margaret Allen
Education Programs Coordinator

Current USAF / UC Davis Integrated Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Class of 2024

Wyatt Vander Voort, M.D.

Undergraduate School: 
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs 
Medical School:
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine 

Class of 2025

Patrick Wise, M.D.

Undergraduate School: 
Albright College
Medical School:
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Class of 2026

Jacob Priester, M.D.

Undergraduate School: 
Linfield College
Medical School:
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Class of 2027

George Chavez, M.D.

Undergraduate School: 
University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School:
University of California, Davis School of Medicine