His research interests include medical and residency education, cognitive models for the development of diagnostic expertise, psychiatry and spirituality, teaching professionalism and ethics, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, treating severe personality disorders and neuropsychiatry. An expert in integrating psychiatric care with primary-care settings, he has pioneered combined residency training programs in family medicine and psychiatry, and internal medicine and psychiatry.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
B.S., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1979
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
Select Honors and Awards:
Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Education, 2010
C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
UC Davis Health System Chief of Staff Award, 2008
UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement Speaker, 2007
Vice Chancellor's Faculty Award, 2006
UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Mentoring Award, 2001
Select Recent Publications:
Servis ME. University of California, Davis, School of Medicine addendum to a snapshot of medical student education in the United States and Canada: reports from 128 schools. Academic Medicine. 85(9):S649-653.
Hales RE, Shahrokh NC, Servis M. A progress report on a department of psychiatry faculty practice plan designed to reward educational and research productivity. Academic Psychiatry 33:248-251, 2009.
Lim RF, Schwartz E, Servis M, Cox PD, Lai A, Hales RE. The chief resident in psychiatry: roles and responsibilities. Academic Psychiatry 33:56-59, 2009.
Lim RF, Wegelin J, Hua LL, Kramer EJ, Servis ME. Evaluating a lecture on cultural competence in the medical school preclinical curriculum. Academic Psychiatry 32:327-331, 2008.
Bourgeois JA, Ton H, Onate J, McCarthy T, Stevenson FT, Servis ME, Wilkes MS. The doctoring curriculum at the University of California, Davis school of medicine: leadership and participant roles for psychiatry faculty. Academic Psychiatry 32(3): 249-254, 2008.
Kile SJ, Bourgeois JA, Sugden S, Chang CH, Servis ME, Hildy DM. Drug therapies for the neurobehavioral sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Psychiatric Times 24(3):42-46, 2007.
Smith CS, Stevens NG, Servis ME. A general framework for approaching residents in difficulty. Fam Med 39(5):331-336, 2007.
Servis M. Psychiatric comorbidity in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and seizure disorders. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology 12(5):71-85, 2006.
Bourgeois JA, Servis M. Clinical habits and the psychiatrist: an adult developmental model focusing on the academic psychiatrist. Academic Psychiatry 30(5):365-371, 2006.
Servis M. Combined family practice and psychiatry residency training: a 10-year appraisal. Academic Psychiatry 29:416-418, 2005.