Applicants are considered and appointments are made by the Program Director, 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. Acceptance into a residency program in the State of California requires the applicant to be eligible for medical licensure, as the Medical Board of California requires that all residents (regardless of their specialty) be licensed prior to the start of the PGY-3 year.

Licensed residents will also need to obtain a radiography and fluoroscopy permit from the Radiation Health Branch.

Applications from the United States and Canada

Applications will be accepted from graduates of medical schools in the US and Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 

Information for International Medical Graduates

Graduates of medical schools outside the US and Canada may apply if they meet both of the following requirements: 1) possess 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 California without any deficiencies in their medical school training.

Details of the UC Davis Health System requirements for international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking training opportunities can be found at this link. Office of Graduate Medical Education. 

Submission of Application Materials

The UC Davis participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery grants interviews after an initial screening process. A record of scholastic achievement, service or research experience, minimum USMLE scores of 220 are expected.

Required application materials:

  • ERAS Common Application Form, including
  • A curriculum vitae and a one-page personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE, Step I, Step II (if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters must be from the chair of the Department of Surgery or chief of the division or section of vascular surgery
  • Additional letters from basic science and other faculty are welcome.

Military applicants

Students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), participants in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), and other candidates will apply through their respective services. Applications are generally submitted early in the fourth year of medical school. Assignment decisions are made by the Joint Service GME Selection Board (JSGMESB), typically in December.  Potential military applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program during their third year of medical school to discuss their interest and to get up-to-date information about the application process, opportunities for interviews or clinical electives at one of our affiliated hospitals, and projected service allocations of training positions.

Program contacts

Program Director:

Misty D. Humphries, M.D.
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
UC Davis Vascular Center
4860 Y Street
ACC Building, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95817

Primary point of contact for military applicants:

Shaun M. Gifford Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (US)
Military Vascular Surgery Residency Director
David Grant USAF Medical Center

Program Coordinator:

Thanh Huyhn, B.S.
Vascular Surgery Residency and  Education Program Administrator 
UC Davis Department of Surgery
2335 Stockton Blvd., 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA  95817
916-734-2726 Office
916-734-5633 Fax