The mission of David Grant USAF Medical Center is to serve as the sponsoring institution for all military Graduate Medical Education programs, to include medical, dental and allied health.
DGMC ensures that its military GME programs fulfill all accreditation requirements and that programs are of the highest quality and meet the needs of the Department of Defense by training specialists who are qualified, competent, and morally and ethically suited for a career in medicine and to serve in the Air Force Medical Service.
By combining the resources of its affiliated institutions into a fully integrated GME entity, DGMC provides a scholarly environment dedicated to excellence in both education and health care with the most efficient and cost-effective use of DOD physical, financial and human resources.
The Director of Medical Education has direct access to the DGMC commander and administrators on matters relating to facility needs and resources for GME programs, and is empowered by those commanders with the responsibility and authority to manage all GME programs.
● Graduate Medical Education Committee Charter
● Resident Training Agreement
● Statement of commitment to Graduate Medical Education
About the David Grant USAF Medical Center:
As the winds sweep through Travis Air Force Base, Calif., they carry with them the long and illustrious history of David Grant USAF Medical Center. Born in the wake of World War II in June 1942, the first medical officers arrived at what was then know as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base in May 1943. One month later, the base and the 4167th station hospital under the command of Lt. Col. (Dr.) Archibald Laird officially opened its doors.
In its infancy, the hospital staffing consisted of 30 officers, 130 enlisted and 15 civilians. Later named in honor of Maj. Gen. David Norvell Walker Grant, USAAF, MC (1891-1964), the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army Air Forces (predecessors of today's U.S. Air Force), DGMC is the Air Force's flagship medical facility in the United States.
Home to the 60th Medical Group which is comprised of seven medical squadrons, DGMC serves as a staging platform for expeditionary medical missions for both combat support and humanitarian missions. Capabilities include setting up deployable, expandable hospitals, mobile surgical, and critical care teams capable of managing air transport of critically injured personnel.
DGMC is also noted for its exceptional postgraduate educational programs. The first General Dentistry class graduated in 1964. In 1966, planning began for five residency programs. The Air Force Medical Service and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
gave provisional approval to start the General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Radiology Residency programs on July 1, 1967.
Since the inception of these six programs, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program was added in 1969 and the Family Medicine and Transitional Year Residency programs were initiated in 1978. Other programs offered at DGMC are Pharmacy Practice, Nurse Anesthesia and Social Work Residency.
In 2004 the Air Force made the decision to expand the Family Medicine Residency Program and to close the Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Programs on June 30, 2006. In addition, the General Surgery Residency Program merged with the University of California Davis program on July 1, 2006.
In 2008, the Air Force Surgeon General
approved a plan to train Air Force Internal Medicine Residents in an innovative program conducted at University of California Davis with a military track at DGMC. This new program, benefitting both the future Air Force mission and our current patient population began in July 2009.
Residents are trained at DGMC, a state-of-the-art 165 bed facility located in northern California. It represents the primary military treatment facility for the Air Force in the western United States and serves as a referral center for the entire Pacific. The outpatient population includes active duty members and their dependents as well as military retirees and their dependents. The inpatient population includes all Department of Defense and TRICARE eligible members as well as a limited number of Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries from the immediate San Francisco-Sacramento vicinity.
A Joint Commission accredited teaching hospital, DGMC partners with the local community and reserve forces via active affiliations with UC Davis School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Oakland, Kaiser Permanente Vallejo, Pacific Coast University, UC San Francisco, University of the Pacific, Solano Community College and a number of other training institutions.
For over a decade, residents have had the opportunity at DGMC to develop and participate in research projects as part of their residency programs. We have an excellent Clinical Investigational Facility
, one of seven Air Force wide, which along with our GME Research Office
can fully support, provide training, protocol consultation and coordination services to residents.
Depending on their question, residents can choose from a range of different research projects types. In addition, process improvement projects were added in 2010 to expand the kind of projects residents are able to explore and develop with the aim of publishing their results.
Please review the research and scholarly activities requirements for your specific residency program. We encourage all residents to visit the GME Research Office website to learn more and benefit from the assistance our staff can offer after you arrive and have completed your orientation.
Residency Programs (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
● Internal Medicine