To apply, you should first contact your medical school Dean’s office to access the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) web-based application. All Residency Applications accepted through ERAS only.

Items Required for Application Process

  • Completed application
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcripts
  • A brief statement regarding the development of interest in and reason for selection of physical medicine and rehabilitation as a specialty
  • USMLE Step I Score Report
  • Deadline for applications: November of each year

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact the residency coordinator:

Residency Coordinator
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 3850
Sacramento, CA 95817

Only when the above requirements are met will the applicant's file be presented to the PMR faculty for review.


Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants invited to an interview will be notified by telephone. An applicant who receives an invitation should consider that a personal interview affords an opportunity to evaluate the UC Davis Medical Center facility and staff, and permits staff to gain an impression of how the applicant may function in a small but tightly controlled program. No applicant will be selected for the program without an interview. An interview cannot be scheduled until the program director receives all required application materials.

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