Photography: Courtesy of David Lee, former 2018 Chief Resident
In the Family Medicine Centers in Sacramento and Davis, residents participate in innovative practice models and work alongside physicians who are helping to shape modern day medicine. Each resident works with assigned medical assistants, nurses and office staff dedicated to make clinics run smoothly. Residents care for a panel of patients assigned to them throughout their residency. It is not uncommon for a resident to take care of three generations within a single family. Residents spend 1-2 half-days per week in the Family Medicine Center in their first year, 2-3 half-days in their second year, and 3-4 half-days in their third year.
Both sites operate with state-of-the-art electronic health records (EPIC), resulting in near paperless offices. Each resident has their own dedicated workspace complete with computer and telephone. Our behavioral scientist is available to consult with residents about challenging patient-physician interactions and helps residents explore the biopsychosocial aspects of patient care.
All residents take turns participating in weekly gynecology clinics treating uninsured patients, biweekly dermatology clinics, and geriatric assessment clinics. Vasectomies, circumcisions, colposcopy, skin procedures, nasopharyngoscopies, joint injections, casting, and numerous other procedures are performed regularly in the on-site procedure rooms.