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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Welcome to the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine.  We are a collaborative, creative and innovative university based residency program. Education, community engagement and strong patient care are the foundations of our family medicine training. We have developed innovative programs that offer residents an opportunity to explore their areas of interest in family medicine and pursue a wide variety of practice options. Sacramento is one of the most diverse cities in the US and are dedicated to developing a diverse workforce who can serve the populations who need our care. Office of Diversity and Office of Campus Community Relations

Faculty and residents work collaboratively in the pursuit of program excellence, and resident feedback is incorporated into curriculum continuously. Our didactics include workshops in the Center for Virtual Care, Medical Home Seminars, and procedure workshops throughout the year. Unique rotations include our longitudinal Community and Health Professionals(CHPT) curriculum where we partner with local community organizations to improve health, rural electives and our Underserved Community Medicine block where we work in the UC Davis Student Run clinics.


The Family Practice Center is our dynamic learning laboratory for excellent Family Medicine resident education. We have created unique clinical experiences that emphasize one on one teaching for procedures, women’s health care including high risk obstetrics, and behavioral medicine. Collaboration in clinical care continues from the inpatient environment to the clinic where our residents work with pharmacists, nutritionists, psychologists and social workers in our clinic to provide comprehensive care our patients. We believe that by helping our residents learn to practice in a place that emphasizes the Patient Centered Medical Home, we are fostering the development of physicians who can become leaders within the field of family medicine and in health care.

We are proud to be an innovative program that provides a flexible experience to meet the diverse educational goals of our residents. This is exemplified in both our core curriculum with ample opportunities for electives and the ability to design an individualized longitudinal track and our combined programs. We recently began a Family Medicine Community Leadership track which is designed to promote long-term careers in community-based medicine and physician leadership.

Our program's uniqueness is a product of nearly 40 years of experience training family physicians. Our graduates are now practicing throughout California and across the country in rural settings and large cities, teaching in academic centers as researchers and in community programs, completing fellowships in sports medicine, geriatrics and addiction medicine, and working in a variety of settings from solo practices, large HMO’s and FQHC’s.


We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better.