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M.D. Program

M.D. Program


Sites and preceptors


  Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee, CA

Current Clerkship Rotations: Primary Care and Pediatrics

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 Pediatrics

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 
 Debra Lupeika

Current Clerkship Rotations: Primary Care, Pediatrics

Preceptor Highlight! - Debra Lupeika, M.D.

Dr. Debra Lupeika is is the Program Director for the Shasta Community Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program and is a 2001 graduate of the Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program. Prior to joining Shasta Community Health Center as a Family Practice Physician, Dr. Lupeika worked at Redding Rancheria Indian Health Center for 10 years. She has been a Clinical Professor with UC Davis since 2002 and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalinda Chicago Medical School since 2011. Her clinical interests include pediatrics, prenatal care and women's health. Her personal interests include Kung Fu, volleyball, wakeboarding, hiking, triathlons, skiing, volunteering in her children's classrooms and being a mom.



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

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