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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residents

Jeremy DeMartini, M.D. Jeremy DeMartini, M.D., PGY-1
I am very happy I chose UC Davis! Our faculty are supportive with everything from exploring career paths to making treatment plans. My fellow combined residents are inspiring, humble, intelligent, and fun to be around! The people here make the challenges of residency not only manageable, but enjoyable. I have found the diversity of Sacramento to rival, if not exceed, large cities such as Los Angeles, where I went to medical school. We are fortunate here to learn from patients from a wide range of ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. We also work in many settings. In my first six months I rotated through the general medicine inpatient service, the academic outpatient medicine clinic, the intensive care unit, the county jail psychiatric unit, the addiction clinic at the VA, and the consult-liaison service. I can't think of a better way to do combined training. Thanks for taking a look at our program!
 
Lindsey Enoch, M.D.Lindsey Enoch, M.D., PGY-2
I moved to sunny California after spending most of my life in the Midwest. I could not be happier with my choice to come to the UC Davis Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program! At UC Davis, there is an excitement and commitment toward combined training that you won’t find anywhere else.  One of the biggest factors in my decision to come to UC Davis was the confidence that here, I would receive the best training available. Both the Medicine and Psychiatry Departments are phenomenal, and I was amazed by the high caliber of residents and faculty I met while visiting. I also really liked the fact that there were 5 dually trained faculty involved in resident education.  Above all, I chose UC Davis because of the people... OK, and because I really like California!  Nowhere will you meet residents and faculty who are as friendly, helpful and passionate as they are at UC Davis. And nowhere will you be able to get to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Napa and the Pacific Ocean, all within a few hours! For me, choosing a residency was about finding a place where I could train in a supportive environment, where people are happy and love what they do. I'm convinced there is no better place to be a combined resident than at UC Davis!
 
ChiChi Okwara Chinonyerem Okwara, M.D., PGY-2
The support and culture of medicine and psychiatry combined training at UC Davis was just palpable during my interview days. Both  the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry are very strong departments.  Both completely support the UC Davis combined training program and the unique perspective that it offers. The diversity of opportunities available for resident training is not just reflected in the training sites but that of the population of patients from the greater Sacramento and central California area.  The residents are well supported as reflected in their level of happiness and their professional/scholarly activities.  Personally, I am very interested in the integration of outpatient care, which is a concept that I feel is truly unique to the combined medicine and psychiatry world, an idea that seems to be understood and practiced currently at UC Davis Medical Center.  On a softer note, Sacramento is a very beautiful, quaint, and livable city. I could not have moved so far away from home for anything less!
 
Aleea Maye, M.D.Aleea Maye, M.D., PGY-3
I chose to continue my medical training at UC Davis mainly because of the opportunities for advancing my ability to be a competent and innovative integrative practitioner of medicine. I am interested in cultural psychiatry, substance use disorders, as well as the overlap between internal medicine and psychiatry. With Davis being the only program that has a pointed focus on cultural psychiatry it seemed like the right fit. I was very impressed with the progress this relatively young program has made in the years since it's inauguration, it didn't hurt that the residents were easy to connect with during my interview and the program director displayed a strong interest in making sure this program continues to grow and develop in ways that will improve the future of medicine and the way integrative medicine is taught and practiced.

Angie Yu, M.D.Angie Yu, M.D., PGY-3From my time as a medical student at UC Davis, I have been inspired by the combined internal medicine/psychiatry program’s dedication to education and the relentless commitment to ameliorating healthcare disparities in patients from diverse psycho-social backgrounds. We care for the sickest, most vulnerable and challenging patient populations in a variety of settings: at student-run free clinics, the county primary care clinic, and inpatient psychiatry units, managing psychiatry emergencies and collaborating with medicine and pain clinics. With the tremendous support from both the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry departments, there are endless opportunities for growth, mentorships and unique ways to practice medicine in a way that fully integrates body and mind to serve the patient as a whole. Additionally, the faculty here are leaders in pioneering infrastructure to support the integration of medicine and psychiatry on a state and national level. Most of all, I can rely on the wonderful camaraderie and support from faculty and residents to support me every step of the way through residency training.

 
Matthew Reed, M.D. Matthew Reed, M.D., M.S.P.H., PGY-4
There is a great deal of collegiality between the medicine, psychiatry, and med-psych residents.  Weekly combined training conferences (in collaboration with the family/psych program) maintain a med/psych focus even while on an exclusively medicine or psychiatry rotation.  Sacramento is a very diverse location in which to train. I have a particular interest in working with Russian-speaking immigrants.