Resident Application Information
The UC Davis Otolaryngology Program offers four categorical PGY-1 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 to match with our program. Please visit http://www.NRMP.org 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 is 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 1)
Applicants to the UC Davis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program must graduate from a U.S, Canadian, or an international medical school approved by the Medical Board of California to be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Eligibility for a Physician and Surgeon license in California requires an applicant to have received credit for 12 months of ACGME training for U.S. and Canadian medical school graduates or 24 months for international medical school graduates from a board-approved postgraduate training and pass all required examinations.
Effective January 1, 2020, The Medical Board of California will require a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from medical school graduates participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California within 180 days of their enrollment. For additional information, please go to Requirements for Licensure or visit the Medical Board of California website at https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensing/Postgraduate-Training-Licensees/Apply.aspx
Selective Service Requirement
The Sacramento VA Medical Center at Mather, CA is an ACGME participating site for the UC Davis Otolaryngology Residency Program. Residents are required to provide proof of Selective Service Registration (SSR) as a requirement to rotate at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. The SSR is a requirement under federal law by the Veterans Affairs’ Office Academic Affiliations (OAA) mandating for almost all males after turning 18 years of age to register for the Selective Service Registration. Applicants selected to interview with our program are required to provide a copy of their SSR certificate or evidence of exemption letter issued by OAA. For additional information, please visit the US Selective Service System website.
Effective January 1, 2020, The Medical Board of California will require a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from medical school graduates participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California within 180 days of their enrollment. A PTL will be issued to the individual for the first 12 months of ACGME training or 24 months for international medical graduates (IMGs). The PTL may be issued up to 15 months (for U.S. and Canadian medical school graduates) or 27 months (for international medical school graduates) to allow PTL holders to continue training in their California post graduate training program while transitioning to a Physician & Surgeon License. Click here for more information.
After 12 months of ACGME accredited postgraduate training, residents will be eligible to apply for a Physician and Surgeon License through the transition process (IMGs is eligible to apply after 24 months). The PTL will be valid until 90 days after the 12 month (24 month for IMGs) requirement to allow an applicant time to obtain a Physician and Surgeon License. Completion of the USMLE Step 3 exam is also required for a Physician and Surgeon License. USMLE Step 3 must be completed during PGY-1 year. If a Physician and Surgeon License is not obtained by the PTL expiration date, the physician must cease all clinical services. (The expiration date listed on the PTL is inclusive of the 90-day window.)
If you have any questions as to whether or not you meet the requirement for licensure in the State of California, please contact the Medical Board of California directly at 916-263-2382 or visit the website at http://www.mbc.ca.gov.
Please contact the residency coordinator, Lisa Yee-Isbell by phone at (916) 734-5005 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about applying to our program.