The General Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants are considered and appointments are made by the Chairman of the Department of Surgery subject to the rules and regulations of the NRMP.

The Surgery Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  We will only accept applications for our Categorical and Preliminary through this process for the 2021 "Match".

Important Application Information: A requirement for acceptance into a residency program in the State of California is that an applicant is eligible for medical licensure. The Medical Board of California requires that all residents (regardless of their specialty) be licensed prior to the start of the PG-III training year.

Currently, the UC Davis Medical Center does not require drug testing of its residents. However, certain required rotations in the residency program, outside the UC Davis Medical Center, do require drug testing.

Information on the California Medical Board Licensing Requirements

Information for U.S. medical graduates 

Information for international medical graduates 

Post-match instructions and contract

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