Combined internal medicine psychiatry resident physicians

Thank you for visiting our website! Within our subpages, we highlight what makes our Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency special, namely our wonderfully dedicated and close-knit residents, and our diverse clinical experiences. Also, Sacramento is a top destination community that is growing with young professionals and families. I encourage you to explore our categorical Internal Medicine Residency and Psychiatry Residency webpages. Our combined residents benefit from both categorical programs, including access to incredible faculty from both departments as well as specialized tracks and a commitment to diversity and anti-racism, and our applicants are welcome to co-apply to our categorical programs as well. Please consider whether our mission and core values are a good fit for you:

Our Mission

We train outstanding physicians who care for the mental and physical health needs of their patients, particularly underserved populations, through clinical service, education, and scholarly pursuits.

Our Values

The IM/Psych residents come to our program endeavoring to provide whole-person care and to be exposed to diverse experiences with underserved populations. Our breadth of clinical sites in both the public and private sectors exposes residents to gaps in our healthcare systems and helps residents recognize their roles in addressing social determinants of health. Residents get extensive experience in under-resourced settings to learn and apply their unique skills.

  • To have graduates that continue to work in the breadth of clinical settings, particularly in the academic and public sector.
  • To train graduates to provide underserved populations with whole person care.
  • To prepare and support our residents to become outstanding educators and leaders at the interface of medicine and psychiatry.

The graduates of our five-year combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program are board-eligible for both specialties, and they often serve as liaisons between the two. However, I argue that they also become experts in a unique third field – the integration of medicine and psychiatry – in which they often produce scholarly works. We join the Family Medicine/Psychiatry residents and faculty weekly to learn together and discuss the rewards and challenges of thinking about and treating our patients holistically. I hope that you get a sense from our website of what makes our combined program special but if you would like to learn more, please call 916-734-7080 or e-mail


Jeremy DeMartini, MD
Program Director