TEACH Residents (above)


Sacramento is one of the most ethnically and socially diverse cities in America. Throughout your training, you will meet and care for patients and families from all around the world and from all walks of life. This diversity prepares you to become an exceptional physician.  In addition, as a resident you have the opportunity to participate in various optional career and professional development opportunities:

  • Transforming Education and Community Health (TEACH) Program, a nationally recognized primary care training track for resident interested in caring for the medically underserved
  • Primary Care Program, an enhanced ambulatory care training program for physicians to provide comprehensive outpatient and inpatient general medicine care
  • Medical Education Track (MET), a one year Medical Education Track geared toward mastering these skills as you gain valuable experience as medical educators
  • Hospitalist/Quality Improvement, expands upon the residents’ knowledge and skills in quality improvement, patient safety, hospital efficiency and function, system redesign, and leadership skills
  • Leadership Track, a supplemental training on key aspects of being a leader in medicine, including developing a vision, managing change, mentoring, communicating effectively in challenging situations, and developing your team members.

Commitment to Sacramento

The UC Davis Medical Center and Sacramento Primary Care Center are located in a medically underserved area (Oak Park), and we have a strong dedication to care for those who live in this community. If you share our dedication, this is a great place to train. 

Commitment to Health Equity

In January 2016, Sacramento County expanded and now serves 3000 undocumented residents of the county at the Primary Care Center, through our TEACH Clinic. This is an amazing opportunity to work with this group of patients who desperately needed access to quality primary care.

Commitment to Diversity

The UC Davis Health Care System and the Department of Medicine is committed to recruiting, training and supporting physicians from all backgrounds to meet the needs of our communities. Our Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student and Resident Diversity will further support your passion to improve and transform the health of the patients and communities you will serve.

Commitment to the next generation of healthcare professionals

The UC Davis School of Medicine has the most diverse student population in California. During your training you will be part of diverse teams and support the next generation of healthcare professionals.  Medical students, medical resident, and volunteer faculty physicians make significant contributions to the health of underserved populations in the Sacramento area through their volunteer efforts at several UC Davis School of Medicine community clinics.

Dr. Henderson, Dr. Fancher and future leaders in healthcare for the underserved

Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA, MSHPM
Associate Program Director
Chair of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Tonya L. Fancher, MD, MPH 
Associate Dean for Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement
Co-Chair of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

For more information on our diversity efforts, please e-mail our Associate Program Director, Dr. Efrain Talamantes, etalamantes@ucdavis.edu