4+1+1 Scheduling

Since 2011, we have been using a 4+1+1 scheduling model. Residents do 4 weeks of inpatient rotation followed by 2 weeks that is some combination of ambulatory, elective, or vacation.

Inpatient Rotations

Over the duration of their residency, all residents will participate in the following inpatient rotations:

  • Inpatient cardiology at UC Davis Medical Center

  • UC Wards

  • Hematology/oncology service

  • MICU

  • General medicine consults service 

  • Neurology consults 

  • Kaiser North Wards & ICU

  • VA Ward

  • VA ICU & Cardiology

  • Emergency medicine at UCDMC

  • Night float 

To learn more about the different rotations, please click here

Ambulatory Rotations

The ambulatory training of our Categorical Residents is also very strong.  Residents have 8 to 10 weeks of ambulatory training each year. During these rotations, they will have a combination of continuity clinic and subspecialty clinic. 

We utilize clinics at all of our ambulatory clinical sites:

  • UC Davis Health sites

  • VA Mather

  • Kaiser clinics in Sacramento & Roseville

  • Sacramento County Clinic

  • CARES clinic

  • Mercy & Dignity Health System clinics

Our residents have access to a very comprehensive collection of subspecialty clinics. If residents have a particular interest in certain fields, we are able to incorporate more of a certain type of clinic into their outpatient rotations. Our goal as a residency program is to help residents tailor their education to their interests.

  • Cardiology

  • Dermatology

  • Infectious disease

  • Gastroenterology

  • Hepatology

  • Pulmonary

  • Nephrology

  • Psychiatry

  • Geriatrics

  • Neurology

  • Hematology

  • Oncology

  • Urology

  • Podiatry

  • Sports medicine

  • Pain Medicine

  • Women's Health

  • Endocrinology

  • Rheumatology

  • Allergy

  • Sleep

  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation

  • Wound clinic

  • Anticoagulation clinic


All of our interns and residents will rotate through electives 

  • Cardiology, inpatient (consult service, heart failure service) and outpatient electives available

  • Gastroenterology & hepatology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Nephrology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Pulmonology 

  • Endocrinology

  • Rheumatology

  • Palliative Care

  • Infectious diseases 

  • Hematology & oncology, inpatient and outpatient electives available 

  • Toxicology

  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation 

  • Ultrasound 

Residents in specific tracks are granted priority for those in specific tracks 

Motivated residents can also create an elective suited to their personal interests. Electives that past residents have successfully created & completed include:

  • Transplant infectious disease

  • Pain medicine


Interested interns & residents are able to apply for different programs & tracks: