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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

Overview: 

The guiding principle in the development of our curriculum has always been to arrange the best type of training experience needed to train outstanding family physicians. Besides the many resources available at the university, we have developed a number of educational opportunities in the community.

Objectives:

The focus of our curriculum is to provide the opportunity for each resident to maximize their potential by offering a strong core set of experiences while maximizing electives. Our goal is to individualize the curriculum to nurture and develop each resident’s unique knowledge and skill that they bring to the practice of family medicine.

Curriculum:

It is our priority to listen to our residents and build a curriculum that reaches toward the future of family medicine. The first-year curriculum focuses on inpatient skills and competencies. However, we feel that learning should be a balance between work experience and time to integrate reading and personal health. The first-year curriculum is designed so that there are five months with no call responsibilities and two-and-a-half months of outpatient medicine.

The second- and third-year curriculum focuses on strengthening outpatient skills and the development and implementation of individual learning goals, objectives and practice styles. Emphasis is placed on maximizing elective time and creating opportunities in the Family Medicine Clinic that support individual learning.

We are proud of our ability to offer strong longitudinal experiences in sports medicine. Our other longitudinal experiences include behavioral medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatricshome visits, procedures and community medicine.

The rotations listed below represent a general outline of the UC Davis curriculum. Call varies somewhat from rotation to rotation with many services utilizing a night float system.

PG1

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Block Time UC Davis 4 weeks

1

Cardiology UC Davis / VA 2 weeks 2
Family Med Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Gynecology UC Davis 2 weeks 5
Medicine (Mat VA) Mather VA 8 weeks 2/block
MICU UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Newborn UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Obstetrics UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Ootpatient Medicine (VA) UC Davis / VA 2 weeks 2/block
Peds ER/AC UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Peds Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Sports Medicine 1 UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Surgery-IP Mather VA 4 weeks 1
Vacation   4 weeks None

The rotations listed above represent a general outline of the UC Davis curriculum. Call varies somewhat from rotation to rotation with many services utilizing a night float system.

PGY2

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Behavioral Med UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Electives   6 weeks 2
Emergency Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks 2
FM Clinics UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Maternal/Infant Care UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/block
Night Float UC Davis 2 weeks ½
OB/GYN UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Orthopedics UC Davis 4 weeks 6
Peds Urgent Care UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Peds FM Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Population and Community Health UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Sports Medicine 2 UC Davis 2 weeks 4
Surgical Subspecialties UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Urology UC Davis 2 weeks 4
Vacation   4 weeks None

The rotations listed above represent a general outline of the UC Davis curriculum. Call varies somewhat from rotation to rotation with many services utilizing a night float system.

PGY3

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Dermatology UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Electives   8 weeks 3
ENT / Ophtho UC Davis / VA 2 weeks 3
Family Med Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 1
FP Clinics UC Davis 8 weeks 9
Geriatrics UC Davis / VA 2 weeks 3
Night Float Communicare 2 weeks 3
Peds FP Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks ½
Population & Community Medicine UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Specialty Clinics UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Sports Medicine 3 UC Davis 2 weeks 4
Underserved Comm UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Up Front Urgent Care UC Davis 2 weeks 4
Women's Health UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Vacation   4 weeks None

The rotations listed above represent a general outline of the UC Davis curriculum. Call varies somewhat from rotation to rotation with many services utilizing a night float system.

Total Rotations

 

Total Rotation Weeks Over Three Years 
Behavioral Med 2 wks Geriatrics 2 wks Peds Clinic 8 wks
Block Time (Lectures/Workshops) 4 wks Gynecology 2 wks Peds Ward 4 wks
Cardiology 4 wks Medicine (Mat VA) 12 wks Population and Community Medicine 4 wks
Dermatology 4 wks MIC 4 wks Specialty Clinic 4 wks
Electives 14 wks MICU 4 wks Sports Medicine 6 wks
Emergency Medicine 6 wks Newborn Nursery 4 wks Surgery 8 wks
ENT/ Ophthalmology 2 wks Night Float 4 wks Underserved Community Medicine 4 wks
Family Med Wards 8 wks Obstetrics 8 wks Urology 2 wks
FP Clinics 14 wks Orthopedics  4 wks Women's Health 2 wks

The rotations listed above represent a general outline of the UC Davis curriculum. Call varies somewhat from rotation to rotation with many services utilizing a night float system.

Our Clinical Sites

Clinical Sites:

UC Davis Medical Center is a 600 bed hospital and the only academic medical center I the northern Central Valley of California.  It is a major tertiary referral center, but also a key healthcare provider for its surrounding community.  It is the primary training site for the Family Medicine residents on their inpatient rotations for Family Medicine Wards, Medicine ICU, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics.

Family Medicine Inpatient is the inpatient service for our UC Davis Family Medicine clinic patients.  The Family Medicine team consists of a Family Medicine attending, a 3rd year Family Medicine resident team leader, a 2nd year Family Medicine resident whose primary responsibility is caring for our obstetric patients and newborns and a Family Medicine Intern. 

Mather VA Medical Center is a 50 bed state of the art hospital.  Its' relative size makes it operate much like a small community hospital.  This allows for our residents to see what it is really like to work in a community hospital and see virtually everything that comes their way.   Add to this the wonderful VA patients, with their “bread and butter” medical problems and their great spirit, and this becomes a great rotation.