Genomics is the study of all genes in the genome including their interactions with each other and with environmental factors. Genomic Medicine is the use of this information to improve health outcomes. The goal of the Genomic Medicine Division at UC Davis is to help improve the quality of life for individuals, both children and adults, and family members of individuals with genetic disorders through clinical care, research, and education.

Genomic Medicine at UC Davis

Medical Genetics Residency Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide highly motivated physicians with a broad exposure to clinical, laboratory, and research experiences to prepare them to become effective, independent medical geneticists who deliver an excellent standard of clinical genetic services and undertake research investigations to improve the understanding and management of genetic diseases.

Medical Genetics Residency Program Aims

The program will train residents to be -

  • Outstanding clinical geneticists able to care for patients and families with complex conditions with compassion.
  • Skilled researchers who will contribute to discovery in the field of medical genetics and genomics.
  • Inter-professional team members and physician leaders within their community.
  • Providers of culturally sensitive care for a diverse population.

How to Apply

The UC Davis Medical Genetics Residency is a two-year program for physicians who have already completed at least one or two years of training in an ACGME-accredited residency program in another primary specialty such as pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine/practice, pathology or obstetrics/gynecology.

Applicants from accredited residency programs listed above, as well as American citizens or legal residents of the US may apply. Others may contact the director or the administrator to determine eligibility for application. 

Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications for residency training in medical genetics at UC Davis, are submitted as a MyERAS application along with the following documents:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

California Medical Board Licensing Requirements

All residents and fellows are REQUIRED to have a full and unrestricted California Medical License after they complete 36 months of any ACGME (or RCPSC, CFPC) program training.

For more information, visit our Graduate Medical Education CAMB info page.


IMG - Applying for a postgraduate position

Graduates of International Medical Schools must meet all California Medical Board licensing requirements for either a Post Graduate Training License (PTL) or a California Physician’s and Surgeon’s License, and any J-1 visa sponsorship requirements (if applicable).

  • Visas: A clinical J-1 visa is required for admission to UC Davis Health residency and fellowship training programs. The visa can only be sponsored by ECFMG, which requires passage of USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Applicants on a J-1 with a waiver from the Department of State (DOS) can only be accepted into our programs on an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or J-1 visa Physician Program.

Contact Information

Residency Program Coordinator
Residency Program Director
Madelena Martin, M.D.
MGG Division Admin

Scheduling and General Questions
916-703-0300 (Option #4)
Fax 916-703-0350 

UC Davis Physician Referral Line

MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817