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.

  • Allergy

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

  • Dermatology

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Geriatrics

  • Hematology

  • Hepatology

  • Home Based Primary Care

  • Infectious Disease

  • Nephrology

  • Neurology

  • Oncology

  • Pain Medicine

  • Pallative Care

  • 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 

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

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

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Hematology & Oncology

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Master Clinician Educator

  • MICU R2 elective

  • Nephrology, inpatient and outpatient electives available

  • Palliative Care

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Pulmonology 

  • 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: