Intern 2021

4+1+1 Scheduling

Since 2011, we have been using a 4+1+1 scheduling model. As of 2019, we continue this model for interns. But R2s and R3s now have a 4+4 model. Residents do 4 weeks of inpatient rotation followed by some combination of ambulatory, elective, or vacation that is 2 weeks (interns) or 4 weeks (R2s and R3s).

During the +2 or +4 time, we have Academic Half-Days with completed protected education time with a standard curriculum.

Inpatient Rotations

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

  • UC Davis Medical Center (UCD) Cardiology Inpatient service

  • UCD Wards

  • UCD Hematology/Oncology service


  • UCD General Medicine Consults service 

  • UCD Neurology Inpatient service

  • UCD Emergency Medicine

  • UCD Night Float

  • Kaiser North Wards & ICU

  • VA Wards

  • VA ICU & Cardiology

  • VA Geriatrics

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 (a Federally Qualified Health Center)

  • One Community Health HIV clinic (a Federally Qualified Health Center)

  • 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.

We have required rotations in Addiction Medicine (R3) and Outpatient Geriatrics (R2). In addition, residents rotate through these clinics:

  • Allergy

  • Cardiology (CHF, EP, Women’s CV, General)

  • Dermatology

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Gender Affirming Care

  • Hematology

  • Hepatology

  • Infectious Disease

  • Loaves and Fishes Clinic for persons experiencing homelessness

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Oncology

  • Pain Medicine

  • Pallative Care

  • Perioperative Medicine

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Podiatry

  • Psychiatry

  • Pulmonary (ILD, Asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis)

  • Rheumatology

  • Sleep

  • Sports Medicine

  • Travel

  • Urology

  • Vascular

  • Women's Health


All of our interns and residents will rotate through electives. These are what we currently offer:

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

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

  • Endocrinology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Hematology & Oncology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Master Clinician Educator

  • MICU R2 elective

  • Nephrology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Palliative Care

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Pulmonology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Rheumatology

  • Screening Hospitalist

  • TB Clinic

  • Toxicology

  • Ultrasound 

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

  • Pain Medicine

  • Transplant Infectious Disease


Interested interns & residents are able to apply for different programs & tracks.  The Research Track starts in the intern year.  The remaining tracks are in the PGY2 and PGY3 years and residents “apply” during their intern year: