Residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine have the opportunity to augment their direct patient care experiences by building meaningful connections with the communities surrounding the UC Davis Medical Center.
Communities and Health Professionals Together: One of the key components of our community-focused curriculum is the Communities and Health Professionals Together (CHPT) program, which matches each resident in our department with a community organization in the area surrounding the UC Davis Medical Center. This program offers residents an opportunity to learn about community health indicators, public health services, and the health needs of a community beyond the medical office.
Sacramento High School: Our residents have the opportunity to serve as Sacramento High School's health educators during the school year, teaching a broad-based health curriculum.
Student Run Clinics: The UC Davis School of Medicine has a very active medical student body, many of whom volunteer at several community clinics located in the inner-city neighborhoods of Sacramento. Many residents serve as preceptors or medical directors at the student-run clinics, which serve several distinct groups of patient populations and provide free health care to underserved communities.