Information for International Medical Graduates

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment: Graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada who meet both of the following requirements; 1) hold a current certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); and 2) have received an Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California. This letter must indicate that they are eligible for licensure in the State without any deficiencies in their medical school training. Applicants are considered and appointments are made, by the Chair of the Department of Surgery subject to the rules and regulations of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Details of the NRMP can be found in the Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies.

The Surgery Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will only accept applications through this process. The Department of Surgery at UCDMC grants interviews after an initial screening process. Your application must be submitted in its entirety by November 1, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Interview dates for 2016-2017 are as follows:

November 2016 December 2016
November 4 December 2
November 18 December 9
- December 16



  1. ERAS Common Application Form
  2. A curriculum vitae and a one page personal statement
  3. Official medical school transcript, and if applicable, and English translation attached
  4. USMLE, Step I, Step II (if available)
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  6. Copy of current, valid ECFMG Certificate
  7. *Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California (must be dated in 2015)
  8. Legal right to remain and work in the US (J-1 visa or permanent resident status)

*Due to the ongoing changes in the approved examinations and requirements to qualify for licensure in the State of California, the letter from the Medical Board of California is mandatory and must be received by the deadline date.

Status notification will occur following our deadline date of November 1, 2016. Please address all questions regarding your application to our Voice Mail line at (800) 835-5070, ext. 78751 or e-mail. All other inquiries can be directed to:

Surgery Residency Office
University of California, Davis, Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Suite OP 512 Pavilion
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-2724
Fax (916) 734-5633
E-mail the residency office.