Welcome to the UC Davis Medical Center Resident Support Association website! RSA is an organization affiliated with UCDMC that supports resident and fellow families.
RSA is a membership organization made up of a mixture of men and women working inside and outside of the home, families with or without children and parents-to-be. RSA’s focus is to provide support and a social outlet for spouses, significant others, and children of residents by offering a variety of social, intellectual, and recreational activities.
Residency life involves unique challenges and adjustments for the whole family. RSA is here to help ease the adjustment into residency life by providing a supportive social network of people who understand these challenges through their own experiences. Our organization affords members a chance to meet and connect with other people who are dealing with similar challenges (crazy call schedule?!!).
Here are a few benefits to joining RSA:
We strive to meet the needs of all spouses, significant others, children, and residents, so whether you are new to Sacramento or a native Sacramentian, whether you have children or not, we have activities designed for you! Feel free to check out our calendar of events. Our membership fee is $25 for the year, and the membership form can be found on the Resources page of the website. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Welcome to UCDMC! We look forward to getting to know you!
"RSA has been a great source of support and friendship for me. Relocating our family to Sacramento and having my husband working such long hours could have been very isolating, but through RSA's playgroups and other get togethers I have found a wonderful community to plug into." - Sarah, OB/GYN Spouse, 2014
"Moving from the Midwest, my husband and I didn't know anyone in the Sacramento area. Being in RSA is a great way to meet people in the area that are going through a similar experience and can relate to having a spouse going through residency."
- Katie, Surgery Spouse, 2017
"Within weeks of moving to Sacramento, I met kind, considerate, and understanding friends through RSA -- friends who knew how to best encourage me and my husband. The best thing about RSA friends is that they understand how unpredictable residents' schedules are and how important it is to spend time with your spouse when you can. If I have to change an RSVP last minute or show up late to an outing, they get it. It's comforting to know that I can put my husband first without worrying that I'll frustrate our friends. "
- Tammy, PM&R Spouse, 2014
Check Big Tent for Calendar Updates
We will now only be updating the calendar of events and news on Big Tent (members only). If you are interested in joining RSA, please contact Gayleen Gavitt at gayleengavitt ...
Posted Aug 29, 2013, 4:19 PM by UC Davis RSA
Happy Hour at the Patel House This Friday!
Come join us for a fun evening at the Patel home (3945 T Street) this Friday, Aug 30th at 6:30pm. There will be plenty to eat and drink. Feel ...
Posted Aug 29, 2013, 4:15 PM by UC Davis RSA
Book Club Postponed
Erica's little boy is sick, so we will be postponing book club for tonight. Check Big Tent for a new date.
Posted Aug 29, 2013, 4:12 PM by UC Davis RSA