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106 students match, mostly in California

UC Davis School of Medicine students on Match DayAll 106 UC Davis students who entered the match got placed into programs during Match Day 2023 at the UC Davis School of Medicine. The vast majority – 82% – will stay in California after graduating in May, and 23% of them will remain at UC Davis Health. Most students, 58%, will go into primary care programs; the large share is encouraging, as UC Davis and other UC medical schools fervently try to produce more internal and family medicine doctors, who are in especially short supply in underserved rural locations. Emergency medicine programs will receive 15 of the graduates, pediatrics 13, and anesthesia programs nine. Students who aren’t staying in California matched into programs in 13 states.

Innovative research on display at Poster Day

A total of 114 posters — such as student Samantha Wong’s study “Views of Non-Physician Stakeholders on Barriers & Facilitators of AYA Cancer Care in Latin America” — were on display in the Education Building at this year’s Poster Day, as UC Davis School of Medicine continues its mission of improving health through innovative research. The school’s research opportunities are particularly robust and include:

Volunteers ‘Build for Unity’ with Habitat for Humanity

Twenty-one volunteers from the UC Davis School of Medicine braved the rain and mud in February to take part in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s 2023 Build for Unity, the second time the school has sponsored and participated in the program. “Our core values at the UC Davis School of Medicine include diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A., interim dean of the School of Medicine.

“We think it’s very important to be welcoming across all cultures and religions and to model that in our behavior, not just in our words.” Build for Unity 2023 involved more than 200 interfaith volunteers who worked side by side, contributing more than 1,200 hours on myriad tasks that ranged from siding installation to exterior painting. School of Medicine contributions also helped raise $33,297 for the program.