As California's state capital, Sacramento is the center for government policy affecting the entire state. The local area offers a wide variety of recreational and cultural activities, affordable housing, growing cultural and educational activities and an ethnically diverse population.

To learn more about Sacramento, its surrounding areas, and information on activities and things to do, go to, or


As a UC Davis Medical Center Intern, you will need to make your own housing arrangements. For housing information, go to:,, , or


Additionally, you may check the housing board on the second floor of the medical education building on campus.  We also supply you with a list of the individuals who will be interning with you during the year so you can contact them and possibly make arrangements for a roommate.


Sacramento is one of California's most accessible major cities. Arrive by air, rail, highway and even water. We're located just 90 miles from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe and just 50 miles from Napa. To find complete Sacramento maps & transportation, go to  or These Web sites will give you information on traveling throughout Sacramento whether you need to use the transit/light rail, shuttles to and from the UC Davis Medical Center where you will be doing most of your rotations, or any other transportation services.


Sacramento County has different temperatures all year round. From cold nights of 40 degrees F in winter to over 80 degrees F in the spring and 100 degrees F in the summer time. Enjoy the warm temperatures in the summer and cozy winters at night. For a current five-day forecast, check out