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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 Residency is a five-year program in which residents complete requirements for both internal medicine and psychiatric training. At the end of the training, graduates are board-eligible in both specialties and expertly trained in how to integrate general medical and psychiatric care.

During the course of this training, UC Davis Internal Medicine/Psychiatry (IMP) residents attend weekly integrated care educational sessions and receive mentorship and supervision from our eight dual-trained faculty. They also work closely with residents and faculty in the categorical internal medicine and psychiatry 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 numerous ambulatory clinic sites and participate in telepsychiatry consultation and primary care based collaborative care.

UC Davis residents are natural leaders in their community and are involved in many extracurricular scholarly activities. Over the past 6 years, IMP residents have published widely in peer-reviewed journals and medical/psychiatric textbooks, as well as presented at numerous national educational meetings, mostly on topics at the interface of medicine and psychiatry. The following is a summary of UC Davis IMP Residency highlights.

  1. UC Davis is only one of two schools of medicine that have both family medicine/psychiatry and internal medicine/psychiatry residency programs, the latter the only such program in the western US. We have 17 combined psychiatry residents and 8 dual-trained faculty.
  2. Since 2010, our combined programs have received over $4.5 million in grant support to expand combined and integrated education at UC Davis.
  3. During the entire five years of training, IMP residents participate in weekly integrated care learning sessions and once per month administrative or “check in” meetings.
  4. UC Davis is nationally known for primary care psychiatric training and practice. Our faculty and residents have taken a lead role in publishing curricula in both preventive medicine in the psychiatric practice, as well as psychiatric care in the primary care setting. UC Davis is home to the Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry (TNT PCP) Fellowship.
  5. Sacramento is 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 please contact Robert McCarron or Morgan Luthi, Training Programs Manager, at

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