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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Welcome to the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency Program

A Resident-Centered Medical Home

The UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine's Residency Program was established in 1972, replacing a long-established general practice training program. Today our accredited program trains 46 residents a year. The principal characteristic of our program is its flexibility. Residents who come to our program have a wide diversity of interests and goals. We have worked to establish an environment that allows residents to pursue these individual interests particularly in the second and third years of training through elective opportunities. Specific examples have included the following: rural training, women's health, care for the underserved, sports medicine, medical informatics, and wilderness medicine.

UC Davis Family & Community Medicine Tracks:


Enhanced Family Medicine/Obstetrics

Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry

Family Medicine Leadership

 "The mission of our residency program is to train highly qualified physicians with the demonstrated skills and competencies to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate primary care to diverse populations."  Thomas Balsbaugh, M.D., Residency Director