Eighty-three UC Davis School of Medicine students will be continuing their medical education over the next several years as they train to become licensed physicians. The students, who finish medical school in June were matched with hospitals via from the computerized results of the National Resident Matching Program, which uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs at teaching hospitals throughout the country.
The majority of UC Davis students (78 percent) will remain in California for training, with about 20 percent staying at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. More than one-third (37 percent) of the students chose residencies in primary care, which includes family practice, general pediatrics and internal medicine. About 25 percent of the graduating class was accepted into advanced subspecialty programs such as anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Among the most popular choices of training programs among UC Davis graduates were internal medicine, (16 percent), psychiatry (15 percent), family practice (12 percent) and pediatrics (8 percent).
"We're proud that we have such an incredibly diverse group of students, with an impressive range of interests and accomplishments, who will be moving forward in the next stage of their medical education," said James Nuovo, professor of family and community medicine and associate dean of graduate medical education. "Our entire region benefits from their talents and skills because once they finish their residency training, most UC Davis School of Medicine graduates remain in or return to Northern California to establish careers that will focus on caring for patients."