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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Training Program

The UC Davis Internal Medicine/Psychiatry (IMP) Residency is a five year program in which residents complete requirements for both internal medicine and psychiatric training.  At the end of the five years, graduates are board-eligible in both specialties and expertly trained in how to integrate medical and psychiatric care.

During the course of this training, UC Davis IMP residents attend weekly educational sessions on integrated care and receive mentorship and supervision by several of our dually-trained faculty. They work closely with residents and faculty in the categorical Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Departments, both of which are highly regarded ACGME-accredited programs. In addition to the core psychiatric and internal medicine training, UC Davis IMP residents work in three different integrated ambulatory clinics and participate in telepsychiatry consultation.

UC Davis IMP residents are natural leaders in their community and are involved in many extracurricular scholarly activities.  Over the past seven years, our residents have published widely in peer-reviewed journals and medical/psychiatric textbooks, as well as presented at numerous national meetings, mostly on topics at the interface of medicine and psychiatry. The following is a quick summary of our program:

  • UC Davis IMP residents have received numerous honors, including fellowship positions with the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the Gene Cohen Fellowship for the Committee on Aging.
  • UC Davis is only one of two programs in the nation to have both family medicine and internal medicine/psychiatric training programs.
  • Since 2009, we have received over $2.5 million in grant support to expand our combined programs and further develop our IMP curriculum.
  • Collaborative care and telepsychiatry consultation are included in the senior level curriculum.
  • UC Davis is nationally known as a leader in “cross disciplinary” education between primary care and mental health providers and our graduates are skilled in this growing educational and clinical interface.
  • Combined faculty are actively involved in regional and national advocacy and scholarly advancement in medicine/psychiatric education and clinical care.
  • Sacramento is a great place to live and is central to the Pacific Ocean, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and beautiful wine country!

If you have an interest in combined training and would like to learn more about our program, we would be happy to talk with you via connecting with Dr. McCarron at the email address below.

Robert McCarron, D.O.
Associate Training Director
Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program