Residency Curriculum | Department of Family and Community Medicine | UC Davis Health

Core Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

Our priority is to work with our residents to build a curriculum that prepares our graduates for the future of family medicine. Our residents work in a wide variety of clinical settings and systems (FQHCs, academic medical center, VA), preparing them to be able to work in just about any setting when they become board certified.  

Curricula by training year:

The first-year curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation of inpatient skills and competencies. All rotations use night float and there is no 24 hour call. Our residents are fully integrated into academic teams alongside interns in different specialties, ensuring that they acquire robust hospital based skills. In addition, our interns have a month of ILP time to work on their self directed learning as family physicians. Our interns are anchored in their continuity clinic throughout their first year with a total of 8 weeks of focused clinical time spread out over the course of the year.  

The second- and third-year curriculum focuses on strengthening outpatient skills and the development and implementation of individual learning goals, objectives, and practice styles. In addition, our residents work as team leaders in the inpatient setting on our family medicine wards service at UC Davis Health Medical Center and at the local VA hospital. Our residents have robust obstetric experiences delivering our family medicine patients who are cared for in our continuity clinics and average 35-40 deliveries per resident at graduation. We have created robust core content and a total of 6 months of ILP to focus on individual professional identity formation.