UC Davis Health improves lives and transforms health care through excellent patient care, groundbreaking research, innovative interprofessional education and dynamic community partnerships.

Faculty, staff and students

School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and Medical Center
Faculty and academic personnel, full- and part-time 1,473
Residents and Fellows 908
Students 994
Staff, full- and part-time 11,610


UC Davis Health research includes clinical, translational and basic-science studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and on improving health for individuals, communities and populations. Selected highlights:

Nearly 1,000 studies are underway in basic-science, translational and clinical research areas, funded by federal and state governments, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, private foundations and philanthropy. Some research strengths include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based clinical care
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury and healing
  • Lifespan health
  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative medicine



Some UC Davis Health research partners

  • Private industry, venture capitalists and regional entrepreneurs
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) and Alameda County Care Alliance
  • Other UC entities, nationwide academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and individuals




Innovative UC Davis interprofessional education gives the health care workforce of tomorrow the skills and values needed to lead change and improve health for all. Selected highlights:

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UC Davis School of Medicine among the best in the country for primary care and research.

  • U.S. News & World Report also ranks the Betty Irene More School of Nursing at UC Davis among the nation's best for master's-degree nursing programs.

  • Faculty, alumni and community mentors prepare tomorrow's primary care physicians to help the underserved through special programs and tailored educational tracks such as Rural-PRIMESJV-PRIME, TEACH-MS, Prep Médico and ACE-PC. ACE-PC and Prep Medico are partnerships with The Permanente Medical Group.

  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's innovative new home Betty Irene Moore Hall opened in 2017.

  • For more than 40 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in free community clinics delivering care for underserved populations.

  • The Center for Health and Technology provides medical and nursing students, clinicians and health professionals a broad spectrum of opportunities for leading-edge telehealth practice, simulation education and distance learning access.



Patient care

UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance health. Selected highlights:

  • UC Davis Medical Center operates the only level 1 trauma center for both adult and pediatric emergencies in inland Northern California.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation's best in 11 specialties and the top-ranking hospital in the Sacramento area for 2018-19.

  • U.S. News & World Report has also ranked UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation’s best in five specialties for 2018-19, including two in conjunction with partner Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

  • In U.S. News & World Report ratings for common types of care, UC Davis Medical Center rated high performing in multiple areas in 2018-19.

  • All UC Davis Health primary care clinics are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary care providers for quality, efficiency and innovation.

  • Becker's Hospital Review ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2017.

  • UC Davis Medical Center is one of the top five hospitals in California, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • UC Davis Medical Center was granted multiyear Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in early 2014, considered the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence.

  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers the broadest range of pediatric specialty care in the region, with faculty physicians certified in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. In 2017, the children's hospital was re-verified as a level 1 Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons.

  • For the seventh consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.


Hospital, patient statistics (for year ending June 30, 2017)

Licensed beds 627
ER visits 78,022
Clinic/office visits 949,802
Admissions* 34,564

* Inpatient admissions; does not include 6,767 observation days.

Community engagement

UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond. Selected highlights:

  • UC Davis Medical Center plays an active role in protecting the community from infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.
  • UC Davis partners with dozens of community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC and the California International Marathon.
  • The UC Davis Cancer Care Network unites multiple hospital-based cancer centers in Northern and Central California, offering patients leading-edge care in their own communities.
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing partners with 90 community agencies and 250 clinical sites for its education and research programs.
  • UC Davis programs train providers, instructors, safety officials and others to use technology-enabled health care; offer community workshops to increase health and science literacy; encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider health careers.
  • UC Davis Medical Center will power a fifth of its facilities with 100 percent renewable energy from sources such as solar, wind and biomass.

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