In a partnership with the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine in northern California, the Air Force established its fourth Emergency Medicine residency program. In 2016, the Health Professions Education Requirements Board allotted two active duty training positions with the first class beginning the summer of 2017.
While in residency, the active duty residents are administratively assigned to David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base, California, but will complete the vast majority of their clinical rotations at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Subspecialty rotations, such as Orthopedics and Anesthesia, are accomplished at Northern California Kaiser Permanente, an urban level-2 trauma center, also in northern Sacramento. Training at these facilities will expose the residents to a diverse patient population with varying pathology.
UC Davis is a 631 bed level-1 Adult and Pediatric trauma center with an average volume of 70,000 patients annually. It houses the regions only burn center and is known for its impeccable teaching and groundbreaking research. The EM Residency program has been an ACGME-accredited program in great academic standing since its inception in 1990. The vision of the program is to educate emergency medicine physicians who will provide compassionate care and advance the field of emergency medicine.
As a graduate of this program, you will be well versed in the initial assessment, stabilization and ongoing resuscitation of the acutely ill or injured medical and trauma patients. This program meets all ACGME / RRC requirements and you will therefore be eligible for specialty certification through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. You will be equipped with the necessary skill set and possess the clinical acumen crucial to your success in military emergency medicine. This all while taking in the beautiful sites of northern California!
Selection to the integrated Emergency Medicine Residency Program is extremely competitive and available spots for clerkship rotations fill very quickly. If you are unsuccessful in securing an active duty tour rotation, it is also possible to rotate with the program through the university. Interview season for military applicants is July through mid-October with selection results being released in December.
Access the Air Force Physician Education Branch website for additional application information.
Military Program Director
Medical Student Clerkship Director
David Grant USAF Medical Center/University of California, Davis
Department of Emergency Medicine Integrated Residency Program
4150 V Street, PSSB Suite 2100, Sacramento, California 95817