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University of California Davis

Sacramento, CA

Su-Ting Li, MD, MPH

Program Director

Laurel Sorensen

Program Coordinator

  • UC Davis is an academic medical center and regional trauma center, serving diverse communities in both urban underserved and rural underserved areas of Northern/Central California

  • We strive to improve health equity within Northern / Central California through in-person visits, telemedicine, community partnerships, QI, research, and education.

  • Our community partners include: - 2 Continuity Clinics in FQHCs: Sacramento County

  • Health Center & Sacramento Native American Health Center - Kaiser (HMO) - Shriners Hospital for Children

  • 43 residents (15 PGY1s; 15 PGY2s; 13 PGY3s)

  • 50% pursue fellowships

  • Our residents are:

  • Advocates who have: Partnered with the community to improve health - Published op-eds - Educated families via tv and radio (in multiple languages) - Created Kids Considered blog & podcast - Testified in front of California legislature - Been regional leaders in AAP

  • Scholars who have: - Published scholarship - Presented nationally Amazing, caring pediatricians!

  • Sacramento - Diverse, capital of California - Farm to Fork capital - outdoor activities nearby - legislative & social media advocacy training and opportunities

  • X+Y: 3+1 schedule;

  • Longitudinal, integrated CHAANJE Lives curriculum (Community Health, Advocacy, Anti-racism, Neighborhood partnerships, social Justice, health Equity);

  • Community Health & Advocacy (CHA) - 4 wks as intern;

  • Mentored scholarly project with protected time to do scholarship in one of 4 focus areas: CHA, Research, QI, Medical Education

  • Longitudinal Wellness curricula - Continuity clinic immersion weeks as PGY1 and PGY2 - Thursday Block didactics

  • Longitudinal, integrated CHAANJE Lives curriculum

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) pediatric resident grant opportunities

  • Mandatory JEDI training during Intern Orientation

  • Department of Pediatrics Committee on Departmental Diversity and Pediatric Health Equity

  • Opportunities for rotation stipend for medical students who identify as UIM to rotate at UC Davis



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