Dear Prospective Applicants,
Welcome to the UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency website. We are a 4-year ACGME-accredited postgraduate residency training program based at the University of California, Davis Medical Center located in Sacramento, CA. Our program takes 6 residents per year, for a total of 24 categorical residents. We also have an additional 4 residents through the Family Medicine/Obstetrics residency program (See below). Our affiliate sites including Kaiser Permanente and San Joaquin General Hospital. The University of California, Davis Medical Center is a 619-bed acute-care teaching hospital, admitting more than 30,000 patients and handles more than 1 million clinic visits per year.
Our focus is helping the underserved communities in Northern California, and as such, we have a clinical presence to the Oregon and Nevada borders, south to the city of Modesto including Mammoth Lakes, and west to the city of Fairfield. This represents a 65,000-square-mile area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California. We care for one of the largest geographical areas in the state of California, including a majority of counties that are considered rural. To further pursue our mission in helping underserved communities in Northern California, we have 4 Family Medicine/Obstetrics residents (1 per year) who complete their residency training alongside our categorical residents. We are the only residency program in the nation that integrates a fellowship in Obstetrics, making this a highly competitive program for Family Medicine candidates. Our FM/OB residents are trained to have a full scope OB practice upon graduation, and work in the most remote and underserved regions of the United States. (Please see here to see where former FM/OB residents work).
Our Department has six clinical divisions, including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Family Planning, and the University Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates (UOGA), our private practice generalist group. We are a referral center and can care for patients with complex obstetrical and gynecological issues
Our resident research program is robust, with each resident graduating with a published paper or a quality improvement project that has led to a change in clinical practice. Residents have the opportunity, and are strongly encouraged, to present their projects as invited speakers at regional (Western Association of Gynecologic Oncology, Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society), national (Association for Professors in Gynecology Oncology/Council of Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, ACOG, Society for Family Planning, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and international (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology) meetings.
Our residency program is part of the Robotics Training Network (RTN), one of the 6 designated sites on the west coast. The RTN provides robotic surgical curriculum and education to standardize training for residents. This training allows for our residents to become proficient in the performance of Robotic assisted gynecologic procedures such as robotic assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomies. We also provide access to training in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) curriculum for those residents who seek advanced surgical training in minimally invasive surgery. FLS training is hands-on and web based education, where residents must pass the surgical knowledge examination followed by the clinical portion of FLS prior to obtaining FLS certification.
Being located in the capital of California, we have a close relationship with ACOG District IX. Many of our former graduates are very active in ACOG at the district, state, and national level. In 2005, we initiated UC Davis Resident Legislative Lobby Day. Our residents spend the morning at the ACOG offices learning about bills related to women's health care. In the afternoon, they meet with their respective state representative. Our Resident Legislative Lobby Day is done on a yearly basis in May and now attracts OB/GYN residents from all over the state of California
We provide our residents with an excellent education and training, with the opportunity to pursue post-training opportunities in fellowships, academic centers, the Kaiser system and private practice. Our learning environment fosters residents to develop their medical and clinical skills. We know that residency can be challenging; our residents work hard, but also know there is life outside work. You can check out their Instagram or Facebook page to see the life of a resident at UC Davis.
We wish you the best in your future endeavors. If you have further questions about our program, please feel free to call us at 916-734-6978 or email our amazing Residency Coordinator, Martha Morris (email@example.com).
Véronique Taché, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Residency Program Director
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Clara Paik, M.D.
Associate Residency Program Director
Chief, Division of Gynecology