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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine/Psychiatry Combined Training Program

We are delighted to offer this special training experience to a unique group of applicants. Please submit an ERAS application and apply to the "UC Davis FP/Psych track". You will need to have interviews in both departments in order to be considered for a position. Your interview date should be selected via our Network website. The family medicine itinerary is available on our Web site link under "Interview Information". Psychiatry will contact you with information regarding that portion of the interview.

Overview

A combined training opportunity in family medicine and psychiatry was started at UC Davis in June of 1995. The goal of the program is to provide a unique training experience to residents who are interested in dual board certification. The curriculum of the five year program follows the guidelines published jointly by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. These are as follows:

Objectives

The objective of combined training in family practice and psychiatry is to produce physicians with broad-based training in both specialties and specific expertise in such areas as geriatrics/geriatric psychiatry, substance and alcohol abuse, diagnosis and treatment of depression, delirium, eating disorders, panic disorders and neurotic and somatizing behavior. Graduates of combined training may be expected to develop practices which take advantage of the joint-training experience, serve as consultants in liaison psychiatry or family practice, or be actively involved in research or administration in family practice and psychiatry.

General requirements

The combined program is a five-year experience coordinated jointly by the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry. Both are fully accredited residency programs at UC Davis. The combined program has been endorsed by the institutional Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Boards of Family Practice, Psychiatry and Neurology. Tom Balsbaugh, M.D., Professor of family and community medicine and Mark Servis, M.D., Professor of psychiatry function as co-directors. The curriculum of the combined program takes advantage in the overlap in training between the two specialities in order to condense the training to 60 months.

Curriculum

Thirty months of training are specific to the requirements in family medicine and thirty months of training are specific to the requirements in psychiatry. Our goal is to maximize the integration between the two programs during the five years.

PGY1

Rotation Location Duration Days in Family Practice Clinic
Psychiatry In Patient Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center and Sacramento County Jail Psychiatry Service 12 weeks ½ day a week
Psychiatry Consult with ECT-2weeks UC Davis 8 weeks ½ day a week
Chemical Dependency Bi Valley and Kaiser 4 weeks ½ day a week
Medicine Intensive Care Unit UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Trauma Surgery UC Davis 4 weeks None
Cardiac Care Unit UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Internal Medicine UC Davis or Mather 4 weeks ½ day a week
Fam Med Ward UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Vacation (in 2 week blocks)   4 weeks None
Family Practice Educational Block Time (in 2 week blocks)   4 weeks ½ day in 2 weeks

PGY2

Rotation Location Duration Days in Family Practice Clinic
ENT UC Davis 2 weeks 2 days a week
Peds Wards UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Peds ER with Urgent Care UC Davis 4 weeks 2 days a week
Emergency Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Obstetrics UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Gynecology Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks 2 days a week
Newborn Nurs. Wards UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Psychiatry-Crisis unit Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center 4-8 weeks ½ day a week
Psychiatry Inpatient Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center 16-20 weeks ½ day a week
Vacation (in 2 week blocks)   4 weeks None

PGY3

Rotation Location Duration Days in Family Practice Clinic
Internal Medicine VA Hospital 8 weeks ½ day a week
FP/Psych varies 4 weeks ½ day a week
Mother Infant Child UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Obstetrics UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Family Practice Night Float UC Davis 2 weeks None
Family Practice Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks 5 days a week
Psychiatry Outpatient UC Davis 24 weeks ½ day a week
Vacation (in 2 week blocks) UC Davis 4 weeks None

PGY4

Rotation Location Duration Days in Family Practice Clinic
Psychiatry Outpatient UC Davis 24 weeks ½ day a week
Clinic Resident UC Davis 4 weeks 5 days a week
Internal Medicine VA Hospital 4 weeks ½ day a week
Family Medicine Wards UC Davis 4 weeks ½ day a week
Family Practice Night float UC Davis 2 weeks None
Practice Management UC Davis 2 weeks 5 days a week
Vacation (in 2 week blocks)   4 weeks None
Pediatrics Clinic UC Davis 4 weeks 2 days a week
Orthopedics S. Kaiser 4 weeks 1 day a week

PGY5

Rotation Location Duration Days in Family Practice Clinic
Dermatology UC Davis 4 weeks 2 ½ days a week
Family Practice Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks 5 days a week
Women’s Health UC Davis 2 weeks 2 days a week
Neurology UC Davis 8 weeks ½ day a week
Sports Medicine UC Davis 2 weeks 2 days a week
Ophthalmology Med Clinic 2 weeks 2 ½ days a week
Practice Management UC Davis 2 weeks 5 days a week
Urology Med Clinic 2 weeks 1 ½ days a week
Surgery Med Clinic 4 weeks 2 ½ days a week
Integrated Medicine-Psych Clinic UC Davis 12 weeks ½ day a week
FP/Psych varies 4 weeks 1 day a week
Reading Elective   4 weeks Varies
Vacation   4 weeks None