UC Davis Health welcomes residents from other institutions for short-term elective and observational rotations.

Elective Rotations (Participate in Patient Care)
This appointment requires registration with the Office of Graduate Medical Education. All required and completed paperwork must be submitted at least one month prior to requested start date directly to the specific Residency Training Program and then routed to the Office of Graduate Medical Education for final approval and processing. The short-term rotation at UC Davis Health requires proof of medical malpractice insurance.

Contact the Program Coordinator regarding process, to obtain the necessary forms that are to be submitted to the Residency Training Program for a short-term rotation at UC Davis Health . Complete the 2-page Authorization for Short Term Rotation to UCDH Where No Affiliation Agreement Exist Form and attach requested documents. The form must be typed and submitted to the appropriate department. We cannot accept a FAX.

If you are not licensed in the State of California, please complete and submit the appropriate registration form (listed below) along with all of the required documentation:

For M.D. - the Postgraduate Medical Board Registration Form (PDF) - Please indicate "Section1320 Guest Rotator" on the form in Box 11.

For D.O. – the Postgraduate Registration Form OMB.3 (PDF)


Observer Rotations
Contact the Program Coordinator regarding process and any required documents. A Rotation under 30 days is processed and approved at the department level.