NOTE: HEALTH Equity Academy will be held virtually this Fall! Our application will be posted in August. 

Javon Young—Our Mentee Is On His Way To College and Medical School

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Program Goal

To provide tools and knowledge that inspire and lead socio-economically disadvantaged students towards a pathway to college and medicine

Program Description

The K-12 Program at UC Davis School of Medicine sponsors and supports a variety of programs and opportunities year round that allow students to develop and sustain an interest in medicine and science while promoting early college preparation and readiness.

Housed within the Office of Student and Resident Diversity, the K-12 Outreach Program marks the first step in the pathway effort to produce a workforce of health workers that reflects diversity and will reduce health disparities in their various fields and the communities in which they will serve.

The program offerings happen at the School of Medicine or within the community to build mentorship, leadership and support for both medical students and the K-12 students they serve, ensuring the skills necessary for success in both academic and career goals for all participants.

The journey starts here…

The program coordinator works with the UC Davis School of Medicine Student Interest Groups and Pre-med/Pre-health students from UC Davis to provide the following services based on availability:

  • Classroom visits (presentation or workshop on various topics)
  • College Fairs
  • Career Days
Health Equity Academy – Leaders for Tomorrow’s Healthcare (HEALTH)
(formerly Saturday Academy)

Socio-economically disadvantaged high school students are invited to apply to participate in a free “mini medical school” taught by medical school students 6 Saturdays.

Program participants will have the following opportunities:

  • Learn about opportunities in health careers
  • Participate in hands-on workshops taught by medical school students
  • Attend an awards ceremony and luncheon

For questions regarding HEALTH Equity Academy, contact Larly Lee at

For inquiries regarding the K-12 Outreach Programs, please contact:

Office of Student and Resident Diversity
(916) 734-2615

For inquiries regarding the UC Davis Main Campus, please contact:

Undergraduate Admissions
(530) 752-2971
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Book a Tour

The Outreach Team hosts tours of the UC Davis School of Medicine for interested high school and community college student groups.  Click to reserve your spot on a tour.