Matthew Gaubatz

Medical School

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

San Jose and Morgan Hill, CA


I enjoy being active and outside by running, biking, playing soccer, hiking, camping, backpacking, and skiing. I also really enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting food and drinks at outdoor or rooftop patios. When I have more free time, I like to read, play chess, travel around the world, go to live music, practice my Spanish, and watch sports especially soccer (San Jose Earthquakes and Manchester United).

Why did you choose UCDavis EM?

I chose UC Davis EM because of the diversity of clinical experiences during the residency program. As residents here, we rotate through 7 different hospital systems including an academic center, several different community hospital systems, the VA, and a pediatric hospital. Additionally, UC Davis Medical Center is the de facto county hospital (was originally Sacramento County Hospital) so the patient population encompasses the full diversity of the Sacramento and Northern California area. I was also really attracted to the faculty and residents that I met during the virtual interview season who really seemed to stand out (and I realized personality was probably the most important factor in the Match!), Aside from the professional aspects, I also like Sacramento because it is close to my family, friends, the Bay Area, the beach, the mountains, skiing, and has great weather to spend time outside all year long.