The prominence and quality of School of Medicine researchers and physician faculty further the patient-care mission at the UC Davis Medical Center. As inland Northern California's only academic medical center and only level 1 trauma center, the medical center provides patients with access to the latest technological advances and investigational drugs and therapies.
As the main tertiary care referral center for a 33-county area of more than six million residents, the 627-bed hospital and 150-plus specialty clinics provide a diverse patient population for a well-rounded medical school education. UC Davis admits tens of thousands of patients per year and handles nearly 1 million visits, and the medical center’s emergency room can see more than 200 patients per day on average.
UC Davis Health continues to support the growth of its multidisciplinary clinical centers. Each of these programs integrates broad areas of clinical and research expertise and offers a variety of multidisciplinary clinical programs featuring state-of-the-art care and leading edge research. Together they provide comprehensive care and essential services to the residents of Northern California.
The medical center is nationally recognized for a variety of its initiatives, including UC Davis Children's Hospital and UC Davis Cancer Center. The medical center also offers services and programs that are unique to the region. These include a burn center, poison control center, hemophilia program, eye and tissue bank, skull base surgery program, limb salvaging/lengthening program, bone marrow transplant center, pancreas transplant program, computerized visual field research, cultured epithelial allografting, and pediatric oncology program.