PGY-1 Resident typical schedule

  • The intern year starts on June 25 each year.
  • There are 13 blocks of 4-week rotations each year.

Psychiatric rotations include combinations of the following:

  • Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS)
  • VA inpatient psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry

 Call schedule

  • During the psychiatry rotation interns take weekend on-site psychosomatic medicine service call from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • The total number of call days for interns during the psychiatry rotation averages 15-20.

 Non-psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:

  • Inpatient internal medicine (2 blocks) with in-house overnight call every 4 to 5 days depending on work site
  • Six-day work weeks are typical on the medicine rotation.
  • Outpatient ambulatory medicine at primary care clinic (1-2 blocks)
  • Neurology inpatient or outpatient (2 blocks) with in-house overnight call once per week
  • Monday-Friday work weeks are typical on the neurology rotation.  There is no weekend call on neurology services. 

PGY-2 Resident typical schedule

  • The PGY-2 resident academic year is from July 1 - June 30.  There are 13 blocks of 4-week rotations each year.
  • The typical work week is Monday - Friday, 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or later when on call).  There may be some weekend day shifts as well.

PGY-2 Psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:

  • Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center (SCMHTC) inpatient units - inpatient psychiatry
  • UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department- emergency psychiatry
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Transcultural Wellnes Center - cultural psychiatry

Call schedule

  • PGY-2 resident call averages 35 days per year, usually on weekdays.
  • Virtually all call is at the SCMHTC Intake Unit and continuing overnight at home until 8:00 a.m. the following day.
  • Each on-call resident covers the SCMHTC inpatient unit overnight on pager call.

PGY-3 Resident typical schedule

  • The PGY-3 resident academic year is July 1 - June 30. 
  • The typical work week is Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • The PGY-3 psychiatric rotation is a 12-month experience in the UC Davis Health System Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, an Individual psychotherapy training site (adult and child).

Call schedule

  • PGY-3 call averages 15 days per year on the psychosomatic medicine service (PSM). 
  • Most call is weekday home call (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) with approximately 5 on-site weekend days (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on-site, then at-home 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.).
  • During the PGY-3 year residents do not rotate.  For PGY-3s, the clinic follows a private practice model whereby each resident has a caseload of patients and accepts additional patients throughout the year.
  • The PGY-3 year emphasizes ample exposure to child psychiatry for those interested in gaining early exposure to child and adolescent practice.
  • The PGY-3 year focuses on learning the more nuanced aspects of being a psychiatrist, such as applying psychoanalytic principles, psychodynamic therapy, and other therapy modalities.

PGY-4 Resident typical schedule

  • The PGY-4 resident academic year is from July 1 - June 30.
  • Training is a combination of electives and administrative roles at familiar sites. 
  • PGY-4 residents have supervisory duties as acting attending physicians. 

PGY-4 Psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:

  • UC Davis Health System Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (Wong Building) - Individual psychotherapy and medication management
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Service 
  • Veterans Administration (VA) - inpatient psychiatry
  • Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center inpatient units - inpatient  psychiatry
  • Elective rotations - designed by residents

Call schedule

  • PGY-4 resident call averages six days per year and consists of weekday at-home overnight call (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) on the psychosomatic medicine service.