The UC Davis Otolaryngology Program offers three PGY I positions each academic year.

Medical students wishing to apply to our residency will submit their application to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) The match is conducted with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Medical students must also complete the registration process with NRMP in order to match with our program. Please visit for additional information. 


We encourage applicants to prepare and submit their application as soon as the ERAS season opens. Please go to AAMC website for additional information and specific timeline regarding the ERAS season. ERAS applications will be accepted and reviewed up until our interviews begin. However, late applications may not have an equal chance of being selected for an interview and may be considered only if space is available. Applications are considered complete when the following documentation are received through ERAS:


  • Common Application Form (CAF) with Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (LoRs)
  • USMLE Step 1 Score (and if available, Step 2)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (uploaded by the applicant’s designated Dean’s Office on October 1st)


Applicants to the UC Davis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program must graduate from an accredited medical school and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Effective January 1, 2020, eligibility for a physician’s and surgeon’s license in California requires an applicant to have successfully completed 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 regardless of whether the medical school was domestic or international. An applicant will need to complete 24 consecutive months of training in the same program in order to be eligible for a license.

Additionally, the Medical Board of California will require for applicants who match with our program to secure a Postgraduate Training License (PTL). Residents participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California must secure a PTL within 180 days after enrollment in a residency program in order to practice medicine as part of their training. For additional information, please go to Requirements for Licensure or visit the Medical Board of California website at  



Please contact the residency coordinator, Lisa Yee-Isbell by phone at (916) 734-5005 or email at if you have further questions about applying to our program.