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M.D. Program

M.D. Program


Sites and preceptors

  Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee, CA

Current Clerkship Rotations: Primary Care, Pediatrics and OB/Gyn

Preceptor Highlight! - Paul Krause, M.D.

Dr. Paul Krause received his Bachelor of Science from UC Davis, attended medical school at the University of Vermont and completed his internship and residency in Family Practice at UC Davis.  Dr. Krause joined Truckee Tahoe Medical Group in 2000 and continues to work in their Outpatient primary care offices in Truckee and Tahoe City.  In addition, he practices urgent care and ski injury medicine at Northstar and Squaw Valley Ski Resort clinics.

He is also a Team Physician for the US Ski Team.

 "My interest in Rural PRIME was a natural progression from my experience teaching medical students at UC Davis School of Medicine and my dedication to education at Tahoe Forest Hospital.  It has been a pleasure to be involved with the development of such bright and enthusiastic future physicians."

To learn more about the Tahoe Forest Health System, please click here.

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Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA

Current Clerkship Rotations: Primary Care and OB/Gyn

Preceptor Highlight! - Robert Hartmann, M.D.

Dr. Hartmann is originally from Tennessee. He attended the University of Notre Dame for his bachelor’s degree and Vanderbilt University for Medical School. His Internal Medicine residency was completed at the University of North Carolina. He was in the National Health Service Corps for four years in Southern Appalachia, then became the Associate Medical Director for Group Health Cooperative in Madison, WI.  Following that, he started an Internal Medicine private practice in Amador County and has been there for 22 years!

 He has also been the Public Health Officer for 11 years and is the Co-Founder of the Foothill Conservancy and the Mother Lode Land Trust.

"Why PRIME? Great opportunity to experience primary care in a beautiful rural setting. Patients and staff love infusion of ideas from young, bright students. Keeps us on our toes! Really does make us better doctors."

To learn more about the Sutter Amador Hospital, please click here.

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Communicare Health Centers, Davis, CA

Current Clerkship Rotations: Psychiatry and Doctoring 1 Preceptor/Facilitator

Preceptor Highlight! - David Katz, M.D.

For me, teaching in Rural-PRIME is the culmination of many years of teaching medical students in my family practice.    More than any other teaching setting, Rural-PRIME allows me to share my day to day experience, acquired through working in migrant health centers and community clinics.   

I truly enjoy working with the eager students who have elected to be in the Rural-PRIME Program.    They are life-long learners who share my commitment to providing quality health care in a rural setting.   
Through the UCD Medical School,  Rural-PRIME has provided a setting which allows me to pass on many of the pearls of medical wisdom and skills, which I've been fortunate to acquire, to the next generation of young physicians.    The students ask great questions and challenge me to explain the care that I provide to my patients.   I believe that they gain direct experience in real-life health care delivery through the precepting offered in the Rural-PRIME program.

To learn more about Communicare, please click here.

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Mee Memorial Hospital, King City, CA 

Current Clerkship Rotations: Primary Care, Pediatrics and OB/Gyn

Preceptor Highlight! - Bruce Greenberg, M.D.

Dr. Bruce Greenberg: Dr. Greenberg was raised in the Bay Area in a working-class family. He was the first person in his family to attend college and received a degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. He attended UC Davis Medical School, completed his family practice residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas and joined a group practice in King City.  He has been working in King City for the past 30 years.


“ I wanted to partner with Rural-PRIME because I felt a strong commitment to help train and mentor the next generation of rural primary care physicians.  When I heard about the Rural-PRIME program, after 30 years in rural practice, I said to myself, "Rural-PRIME, that sounds like my whole career!"  It was a natural fit.  As a UC Davis grad, I also felt it was a special opportunity to give back to the school that had trained me for my career. ”

To learn more about Mee Memorial Hospital, please click here.

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Shasta Community Health Center, Redding, CA 

Current Clerkship Rotations: Pediatrics

Preceptor Highlight! - Yves Terrazas, M.D.

Dr. Terrazas received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology at UC San Diego and attended medical school at UC Davis. He completed his internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He practiced in the Bay Area for 6 years where he trained pediatric medical residents from both Children’s Hospital Oakland and Kaiser Permanente in Oakland . He joined Shasta Community Health Clinic in 2007.

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“I look forward to continue my work with medical students, especially those dedicated to the UCD Rural Prime Program as they are also focused on the delivery of care to the underserved. Shasta Community Health Center is an excellent site to learn about primary healthcare in addition to an extended pathology due to limited pediatric specialists in the area. Our clinic is proud to partner with UCD Rural Prime Program in the training of our future rural colleagues!”

To learn more about Shasta Community Health Center, please click here.