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How to Apply

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program and the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Please visit the NRMP and ERAS websites, or call toll free (866) 653-6767 for additional information.


The UCSF Vascular Surgery Residency Program selects eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness and ability to benefit from the program in which they are appointed. Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics such as motivation and integrity, and ability to communicate are considered in the selection.

The Program Director establishes a selection committee to assist in the selection of the most qualified candidate for one vascular surgery residency position each year. The program utilizes the criteria for vascular surgery resident eligibility as specified in the ACGME Institutional Requirements.

In accordance with ACGME Institutional Requirements, and those of the California Medical Board, an applicant for the vascular surgery integrated residency program at UCSF must be a medical school graduate through one of the following pathways:

  1. LCME Medical School – Graduate of medical school in the U.S. and Canada which has been accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The applicant must hold an MD or DO degree from an institution, accredited by LCME or AOA.
  2. International Medical School - if the applicant is a graduate of an international medical school:
    1. The applicant must have a currently valid ECFMG certificate or
    2. The applicant must have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine
  3. Fifth Pathway - Graduate of an international medical school, who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provded bu an LCME-accredited medical school.

Required Documents and Information

The selection process for interview, match and appointment to the program is outlined below. All applicants must complete and forward to the Vascular Surgery Residency Program the following:

  1. ERAS electronic application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement
  4. USMLE test scores
  5. In-Training test scores
  6. Three letters of recommendation
  7. Valid certificate of ECFMG (applies to foreign medical graduates)

The applicant must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Selection Process

  1. The PD and selection committee review applications.
  2. Qualified applicants are invited for an interview.
  3. Applicants who are invited for an interview are informed, in writing or by electronic means, of the terms, conditions, and benefits of their appointment, including: financial support; vacations; parental, sick, and other leaves of absence; professional liability, hospitalization, health, disability and other insurance provided for the vascular surgery residents and their families; and the conditions under which call rooms, meals, laundry services, or their equivalents are provided.
  4. Applicants are interviewed by the PD and faculty members.
  5. The PD and the Vascular Surgery Faculty establish the rank order of the applicants, which is submitted to the NRMP.
  6. Upon matching, the PD informs the matched applicant in writing of their acceptance as a vascular surgery resident.
  7. The Chair of the Department of Surgery informs the matched applicant in writing of their appointment as a first-year resident in the Vascular Surgery Residency Program, outlining appointment dates, stipend level, and salary.
  8. In cases where the program does not fill a position through the match, vascular surgery residents may be appointed subsequently to unfilled positions from the pool of unmatched applicants, or other sources, provided those individuals meet institutional standards.

Legal Status Requirements

Vascular surgery residents who are not U.S. citizens must have acquired either permanent resident status, J-1 visa, or approved H-1B visa for a medical residency position at UCSF School of Medicine.

Key Dates 


Events and Deadlines

September 15, 2023

Match registration opens

September 30, 2023

UCSF application deadline

October 2023

Application review & candidate invitations sent

January 5, 2024 & January 12, 2024

Candidate interview days

March 15, 2024

Match Day


For more information and Questions

Stacey Ma
Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Coordinator
Phone: 415-353-4366

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