Resident Application Information
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The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UC Davis Health welcomes 4th year medical students to join us for a four week rotation as an acting intern (AI) in Sacramento. We offer a comprehensive operative and clinical experience that will provide you with deep insight into what residency training will be like should you decide to pursue your postgraduate training here at UC Davis.
At the start of your AI rotation, you will be integrated with our team quickly and will be working with patients and families on day one. Come prepared to be actively engaged in all aspects of clinical care, from early morning pre-rounds, to daily team rounds, to scrubbing in to surgical cases and seeing clinic patients. Expect to assist our junior residents with all first call consults, preoperative evaluations, postoperative evaluations, and new patient workups. You will be paired with several of our faculty in faculty-run clinics and be expected to evaluate and present new patients in their clinics. You will be scheduled to take overnight in-house call with our PGY II and PGY III residents.
During your AI rotation, you will have an opportunity to participate in several multidisciplinary treatment teams, including Head and Neck Tumor Board, Skull Base Conference, Cleft and Craniofacial Panel, Laryngology and Dysphagia Panel, Pediatric Vascular Anomalies Panel, and Maxillofacial Trauma Panel.
You will also be expected to give a 15 minute comprehensive case presentation at our departmental Grand Rounds at the conclusion of your rotation.
Although your AI rotation with us will be quite busy, most AIs have found time to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Sacramento Valley and the surrounding Sierra Nevada foothills. Sacramento is located 90 miles from the Bay Area and 100 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, providing the opportunity to enjoy various activities all within driving distance.
UC Davis medical students interested in an acting intern rotation should register in eFlight.
Medical students from other institutions will register for this course by submitting an application to the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) and must meet all institutional requirements as outlined by the Registrar’s Office. Visiting medical students can submit their application to VSLO on April 1, 2020.
Rotation Dates for 2020-2021:
- June 1 – June 26
- June 29 – July 24
- July 27 – August 21
- August 31 – September 25
- September 28 – October 23
- October 26 – November 20
For additional questions, please contact the program coordinator, Lisa Yee-Isbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 916-734-5005.
Hilary A. Brodie, MD, PhD Endowment for Diversity in Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to introduce the Hilary A. Brodie, MD, PhD Endowment for Diversity in Otolaryngology Medical Student Visiting Elective Clerkship. We encourage 4th year medical students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine to apply for this funding which includes up to $2,500 in reimbursement for fees paid for travel, housing, and application to VSLO.
UC Davis Visiting Elective Program
The UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Student and Resident Diversity offers the Visiting Elective Program (VEP) to medical students from around the country. The VEP provides scholarship funding to 4th year medical students underrepresented in medicine and/or from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have been accepted into a visiting rotation at a UC Davis department and who have a strong interest in pursuing a residency in Northern California.
The Department of Otolaryngology works closely with the Office of Student and Resident Diversity to ensure that any interested applicants receive all available assistance to ensure they can attend the UC Davis Rotation.
More information can be found at the Office of Student and Resident Diversity website:
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The UC Davis Otolaryngology Program offers three PGY I positions each academic year.
Medical students wishing to apply to our residency will submit their application to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) http://www.aamc.org. The match is conducted with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Medical students must also complete the registration process with NRMP in order to match with our program. Please visit http://www.NRMP.org for additional information.
We encourage applicants to prepare and submit their application as soon as the ERAS season opens. Please go to AAMC website for additional information and specific timeline regarding the ERAS season. ERAS applications will be accepted and reviewed up until our interviews begin. However, late applications may not have an equal chance of being selected for an interview and may be considered only if space is available. Applications are considered complete when the following documentation are received through ERAS:
- Common Application Form (CAF) with Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Three Letters of Recommendation (LoRs)
- USMLE Step 1 Score (and if available, Step 2)
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (uploaded by the applicant’s designated Dean’s Office on October 1st)
Applicants to the UC Davis Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program must graduate from an accredited medical school and be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Effective January 1, 2020, eligibility for a physician’s and surgeon’s license in California requires an applicant to have successfully completed 36 months of postgraduate training accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or College of Family Physicians of Canada regardless of whether the medical school was domestic or international. An applicant will need to complete 24 consecutive months of training in the same program in order to be eligible for a license.
Additionally, the Medical Board of California will require for applicants who match with our program to secure a Postgraduate Training License (PTL). Residents participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California must secure a PTL within 180 days after enrollment in a residency program in order to practice medicine as part of their training. For additional information, please go to Requirements for Licensure or visit the Medical Board of California website at https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/2020_Changes.aspx.
It is a requirement for an applicant to be eligible for medical licensure in order to be accepted into a residency program in the State of California.
In January 1996, AB3479 became law in The State of California, in conjunction with the Medical Board of California, which requires applicants to have completed family medicine clinical training in order to be eligible for medical licensure.
Effective January 1, 2020, eligibility for a physician’s and surgeon’s license in California requires an applicant to have successfully completed 36 months of postgraduate training accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or College of Family Physicians of Canada regardless of whether the medical school was domestic or international. An applicant will need to complete 24 consecutive months of training in the same program in order to be eligible for a license.
Additionally, The Medical Board of California will require a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) for all residents participating in an ACGME accredited postgraduate training program in California. The PTL must be secured within 180 days after enrollment in the residency program in order to practice medicine as part of their training program. After 36 months of ACGME accredited postgraduate training, residents will be required and eligible to apply for licensure. A resident will have a 90 day grace period to secure a full and unrestricted license. A Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) will no longer be required for International Medical Graduates (IMG). Please visit the Medical Board of California website at https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/2020_Changes.aspx for additional information regarding the PTL.
If you have any questions as to whether or not you meet the requirement for licensure in the State of California, please contact the Medical Board of California directly at (916) 263-2382 or visit the website at http://www.mbc.ca.gov.
Please contact the residency coordinator, Lisa Yee-Isbell by phone at (916) 734-5005 or email at email@example.com if you have further questions about applying to our program.