Primary care physicians | Employment opportunities | UC Davis Health

World-class care – with a social mission

Advance Your Primary Care Physician Career & Make an Impact

Serve communities, transform lives and achieve professional development at UC Davis Health.

Dr. Anita Jain and patient

Work for a University Where You’re Valued

At UC Davis Health, our primary care physicians are part of something special – a care community that focuses on listening, shared-decision making, and fostering a culture of kindness, trust and inclusion where everyone feels they can bring their authentic selves to work to make a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.

The UC Davis Primary Care Network employs more than 100 internists, family practitioners and pediatricians at 17 primary care clinics – all recognized as patient-centered medical homes – conveniently located across the Sacramento region, including a new and upcoming Folsom Center of Health.

But our commitment to care doesn’t stop in the clinics. As community leaders, we also support, partner or sponsor over 200 programs devoted to improving access to care and reducing health disparities both in our region and beyond.

As part of the team you will enjoy:

The University of California offers a robust benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Two-year initial employment agreement with a competitive salary
  • Flexible schedules, hybrid, and minimal after-hours responsibility
  • Relocation assistance
  • Starting bonus
  • Production bonuses
  • Loan forgiveness programs (participation in PSLF program)
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive vision, medical, and dental insurance, life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), pet insurance, ARAG legal insurance and more
  • Retirement and savings investment plans, including UC’s defined-benefit pension plan
  • Disability Malpractice insurance – UC Regents Self Insured
  • Tail coverage – liability coverage for physicians that extends beyond their previous claims-made medical malpractice insurance coverage
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and education leave
  • Board maintenance and certification fee reimbursements
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, mentorship, and leadership
  • CME – 5 days per year and $3,000
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, physician wellness programs and more
  • A wide range of in-network imaging, laboratory, testing and support services
  • Streamlined patient referrals to renowned faculty specialists within UC Davis Health in more than 150 areas of medicine
  • An electronic medical record system that allows flexibility in patient management

  • Completion of a U.S. residency program in Med/Peds, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Board certified or board eligible in their specialty
  • Active and unrestricted CA medical license
  • Active and unrestricted DEA license

To apply, attach and email your CV to our concierge recruiter.

Why Join UC Davis Health?

Dr. Afshine Ghaemi
“I was working for a different multi-specialty group in the area, and became disheartened by the process of which I was managing the care of my patients, the pace, and the lack of connection with colleagues. I felt I was a far cry from where and why I went into medicine. I had come across a friend and physician who was working at UC Davis Health, and they recommended I apply. Here I have found a haven of peers who are open, engaged, positive in spirit, curious and kind.”Dr. Afshine Ghaemi
Dr. Lena van der List
“The UC Davis community has always felt like a family to me. As a primary care pediatrician I enjoy closely collaborating with birthing teams, subspecialists, and pharmacists to ensure the best care for my patients. Our organization has also made my career interests a priority. I have been supported in creating Kids Considered, a pediatric podcast for parents. Being at an academic institution that values and prioritizes my personal goals has made a huge difference.”Dr. Lena van der List
Dr. Daniel Linfesty
“I chose UC Davis Health because of the supportive environment for physicians to develop their own clinic interest, in addition to the importance of physician wellness that is part of the UC Davis culture. They value the opinions of primary care doctors and administration responds to feedback to support our work in caring for our patients.”Dr. Daniel Linfesty
Dr. Victor Baquero
“While I had options after residency, UC Davis Health stood distinctly apart. A trusted colleague already flourished here, and their flagship clinic was conveniently located for me. More than the location, my interview experience was a testament to the professional yet welcoming atmosphere they fostered. The sense of camaraderie and mutual respect resonated deeply, making it a clear choice for me to join.”Dr. Victor Baquero