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!
"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, 2018
"Coming from a military assignment where we experienced deployments and TDYs, I knew how important it was to surround myself and my family with support. RSA has been a fantastic group to help transition into residency and has turned into my family away from family. With playgroups, events and outings, I can always look forward to do something fun for myself and kids." - Stef, Surgery Spouse, 2019
"We moved here from Rochester, NY when my son Aidan was 2 1/2. We didn't know anyone in Sacramento and knowing that my husband was starting a rigorous 6 year residency was daunting for me. Meeting the RSA families at the Welcome Luncheon made me feel so much better. I suddenly had a built in group of other moms and kids to do stuff with. Residency is tough on a family and on a marriage. RSA gave us a strong group of good friends who were all going through the same thing and that sense of camaraderie amongst us helped so much.Upon joining RSA we all made wonderful friendships which allowed my husband to not feel guilty about working because he knew we had a network of support. RSA is a full support system for residents and their families and has been such a wonderful and rewarding experience for my family" - Erica, Plastic Surgery Souse, 2017
2016 Welcome Lunch and Picnic
Save the dates! Our Annual Welcome Lunch will be on Wednesday, July 6th at the Mind Institute Auditorium at 11:30 am. The Welcome Picnic will be on Saturday, July ...
Posted Apr 18, 2016, 9:37 PM by UC Davis RSA
For New Events Check Big Tent
For the rest of the year, we will only be updating our members only website (Big Tent). You can still join RSA by contacting Stef DeSoucy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Aug 17, 2015, 4:43 PM by UC Davis RSA
July Book Club - "In the Unlikely Event"
This month our book group will be reading "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume. We will be meeting for drinks at Zocalo's and would love for new members ...
Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:56 PM by UC Davis RSA