We seek to train physicians who will practice both family medicine and psychiatry. Our goal is to improve the physical and mental health of our communities, locally and beyond, by providing residents with diverse and foundational psychiatry and family medicine opportunities to learn and grow as clinicians. We hope to prepare and inspire our residents to make a difference in the world through research, education, advocacy, and clinical practice.

Program highlights

  • Graduates from this 5-year program are dual-board eligible in both family medicine and general psychiatry.
  • UC Davis Health is nationally recognized for innovation in the integration of psychiatry and primary care, and in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We share a close partnership with the combined internal medicine and psychiatry (IMP) residency program; and as a long-standing program, we emphasize mentorship from dual-trained faculty and alumni.
  • We value and foster a supportive, friendly culture with excellent communication, team-building, and responsiveness.
  • Located at the state capital, our program offers opportunities to engage in advocacy.

Curriculum strengths

  • Exceptional core training in full-scope family medicine and psychiatry with robust experiences in obstetric/newborn care, sexual health, and cultural psychiatry.
  • Weekly medicine-psychiatry didactic series with faculty and residents.
  • Wide variety of training locations, including academic, county, VA, and community-based.
  • Continuity outpatient clinics at Federally Qualified Health Centers with extensive exposure to patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Elective opportunities geared toward unique interests and career exploration.
  • Dedication to improving health equity and systems of care for our patients and communities.
  • Emphasis on resident wellness including retreats, wellness half-days, and process groups.

Learn about application process

Message from the Program Directors

Thank you for your interest in our combined family medicine and psychiatry (FMP) residency program. We aim to train providers who have a unique perspective on whole-person medicine, through a deep understanding of the full-spectrum, longitudinal care that family medicine physicians can provide, coupled with the depth and breadth of mental health care that is psychiatric practice. 

As co-program directors representing these two fields of medicine, we share a commitment to developing professionals who are equipped to meet patients where they are within their families and communities, honor their histories and cultural contexts, and form therapeutic alliances to ensure that patients’ healthcare needs are addressed. 

We also share a belief that residency training is relational, that residents who are held in community as whole people are best equipped to in turn provide whole-person care. We strive to offer our trainees a multitude of experiences where they can explore their specific interests and passions with the support of committed faculty members, many of whom are graduates of our program. Our FMP residency program was founded in 1995 and we are so proud to have trained generations of dual-boarded physicians who serve our community in a wide variety of settings and roles. 

We hope you’ll consider all our program has to offer! And regardless of where the journey takes you, we wish you all the best.

Mika and Belinda

Our Program Directors

Micaela Godzich, M.D., M.S.
Micaela Godzich, M.D., M.S.

Co-Program Director

Belinda Bandstra, M.D., M.A.
Belinda Bandstra, M.D., M.A.

Co-Program Director

Kate Richards, M.D.
Kate Richards, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Program contact information

For more information, please contact:

Monica Mercado
Training Programs Office, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences