Undergraduate School: UCLA

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I choose UC Davis because I loved the more intimate program, and I was struck by how close the residents and faculty were on my interview day. Everyone I met was excited to be at Davis, and I knew this would be an amazing place to learn to be a great pediatrician and advocate for my future patients. Sacramento also felt like the perfect place to do residency--easy access to outdoor activities, great food scene, and close to my partner's family.

Clinical Areas of Interest: Neonatology, cardiology, hospital medicine

Hobbies: Baking, eating baked goods, playing tennis, running, biking, learning piano

Undergraduate School: UC San Diego

Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I left interview day extremely impressed by the friendly, close-knit family of faculty and residents at UC Davis, and excited by the program’s commitment to individualized education, advocacy, and resident wellness. It was clear that UC Davis would provide me excellent, well-rounded pediatric training in a very supportive environment. Also, Sacramento is a beautiful city close to nature and my family!

Clinical Areas of Interest: general outpatient pediatrics, allergy/immunology

Hobbies: Watching Disney movies, traveling, spending time with family, running outdoors, listening to podcasts, eating dessert, and advocating for endangered manatees

Undergraduate School: San Diego State University

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

The feeling I had while at UC Davis was unmatched. It has great resident/faculty relationships, I love that it is a medium-sized program, with a very diverse patient population, and a lot of community and political advocacy opportunities. Lastly, it is in a great location with so much to do, not only in Sacramento, but all of the surrounding areas.

Clinical Areas of Interest: Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, E.M.

Hobbies: Going to concerts, Riding my bike, Enjoying food and drinks, Learning finance/stock market, Growing plants

Undergraduate School: UC Santa Cruz

Medical School: University of Iowa

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I wanted to continue my training at a program where I could care for a wide variety of patients, and UC Davis has a large catchment area. And everyone I met during my interview day was so welcoming and kind. I had great conversations with my interviewers and enjoyed spending time with residents at the pre-interview dinner. Finally, I've missed the West Coast and am thrilled to be back in California.

Clinical Areas of Interest: General pediatrics, endocrinology

Hobbies: Cooking/baking, reading, music, spending time with friends

Undergraduate School: UC Davis

Medical School: UC Davis

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I knew as soon as I did my Pediatrics clerkship in the third year of medical school that I wanted to attend residency at UC Davis. The rapport between the residents and attendings promotes a positive learning environment. I like that what you see is what you get. The program has very consistently delivered an excellent learning experience in every rotation I have done. Everyone is genuinely interested in the success of their colleagues and it results in a really nice team dynamic. I also like the patient population that UC Davis serves. It has a very large catchment area and a substantial medically underserved population. I particularly enjoyed working with the refugee resettlement community while in medical school. Finally, my family and I have loved living in the Sacramento area. The central location is perfect for us. We love that in less than two hours we can either be in San Francisco or in Desolation Wilderness. We live close to the hospital and can easily walk or bike to a wide range of restaurants or the grocery store. We also appreciate that my girl's high school experience has been made rich with the diversity of the population here.

Clinical Areas of Interest: Neonatology, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics

Hobbies: Exercise, cooking, gardening, knitting, sewing, and spending time with my dog.

Undergraduate School: George Washington University

Medical School: Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I had a great experience on interview day - I left feeling really excited about UC Davis Pediatrics and all their unique opportunities. I was drawn to their involvement with community advocacy and the chance to get participate in legislative advocacy in California's capital. I found the residents to be impressive and knowledgeable, but down to earth as well. Although I am originally from southern California (San Diego), I was attracted to Sacramento for its diversity and affordability, as well as its convenient proximity to Napa, Yosemite, San Fran, etc.

Clinical Areas of Interest:  Lifestyle and integrative medicine, public health, hospitalist and/or adolescent medicine, global health

Hobbies: spending time outdoors with my corgi, trying vegetarian options at new restaurants or cooking them myself, snow skiing, traveling, reading (one of my favorite books - "All the Light We Cannot See")

Undergraduate School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I absolutely loved my interview day here! Everyone I met was so kind and welcoming, and I really felt that it would be a very warm and supportive learning environment. I could tell that the residents genuinely cared about each other and that they were a close-knit group. I was also drawn in by the fact that Sacramento has an incredibly diverse patient population!

Clinical Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Preventative Health, Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Hobbies: trying new foods/restaurants, spending time with family & friends, ballet/dance, shopping for things I don’t need

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California

Medical School:  Keck School of Medicine of USC

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I was looking for a smaller program that was academic but also community focused, where the residents had autonomy but with good faculty support, and with interesting opportunities outside of the wards like advocacy and community health. On interview day, I loved my interactions with the friendly and funny residents, faculty, and staff. The pre-interview dinner was the most fun of all interview season. I also love Sacramento and am happy to be close to my home in the bay area. After interviewing at the program, it was clear that it would be a perfect fit for me.

Clinical Areas of Interest: hospitalist medicine, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, or critical care

Hobbies: Going outside, cooking and baking, traveling, reading

Undergraduate School: UC San Diego

Medical School: Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

Being closer to family and friends was my first priority. I felt like the faculty at UC Davis really understood the importance of taking care of ourselves first so that we can take better care of our patients. Plus, once I met the residents and explored Sacramento, I didn't want to leave!

Clinical Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Palliative Care, Community Health & Advocacy, Health Disparities

Hobbies: Dancing, singing in the car, yoga, mindfulness meditation, journaling, sustainable living

Undergraduate School: Stanford University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

I love the Sacramento area and the culture of the Davis program.  It reminds me of aspects of my training at Tufts (smaller residency program, more close-knit).  There are parts of Sacramento that remind me a bit of Boston so there is some nostalgia and familiarity as well.  It's also very close to home for me and is someplace that I would like to end up eventually.

Clinical Areas of Interest: Hospitalist, critical care

Hobbies: Flute, piano, running, cooking/baking, reading

Undergraduate School: UCLA

Medical School: St. Louis University

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

Super-friendly staff, happy residents, great opportunities to get involved in pretty much anything you're interested in, and I'd get to live in a great location to top it all off. What else could I want?

 

Clinical Areas of Interest: General Outpatient Pediatrics

Hobbies: Photography, Cooking/Baking, Learning Languages, Role-Playing Games

Undergraduate School: San Jose State University

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

As DEVO would say, "I got a gut feeling"

 Clinical Areas of Interest: Cardiology, Peds EM

Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife and dog, cycling, watchmaking, woodworking

Undergraduate School: UC Davis

Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Residency Program?

When I did my sub-internship at UC Davis, the residents and preceptors all made me feel welcome and truly part of the team. Having been in the Sacramento area for undergrad and medical school, I've grown very fond of the area and am excited to get to continue my training here.

Clinical Areas of Interest: Primary care, global health, rural health

Hobbies: Swimming, photography, baking, hiking, traveling