The UC Davis Health comprises UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group. The UC Davis Health plays a pivotal role in the delivery of health care to inland Northern California. UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally recognized 619-bed tertiary academic medical center accredited by The Joint Commission. UC Davis Medical Center is ranked as the Sacramento Metropolitan Area’s top hospital by U.S. News and World Report, is recognized as a Top Urban Hospital for delivery of high-quality care by the Leapfrog Group, and  earned the “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks as one the nation’s top leaders in information technology. UC Davis Medical Group includes Primary Care Networks in 10 offices across the region. UC Davis Health has more than 40,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 1 million outpatient visits annually.


The UC Davis Medical Center provides comprehensive, specialty health care services to 33 counties covering a 65,000-square-mile area north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. The UC Davis Centers of Excellence include:

  • The UC Davis Comprehensive Care Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers nationwide
  • State-of-the-art emergency departments that include the region’s only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma centers
  • The internationally recognized UC Davis MIND Institute, devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a nationally ranked pediatric hospital with 33 pediatric subspecialties
  • A pioneering telehealth program, which gives remote, underserved communities access to academic specialty and subspecialty care.


The UC Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship, while providing a broad base of knowledge through a variety of settings, offers an ideal setting for the Nutrition Therapy concentration. As a tertiary health care facility serving Northern and Central California, we have substantial resources in terms of a diverse patient population, skilled clinical nutrition staff, and relationships with other health professionals within our teaching hospital environment. We care for patients with complex medical and nutritional diagnoses. In addition, we benefit from affiliations within the Sacramento Valley area that provide community nutrition experiences, including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Meals on Wheels, and the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.