To be considered for the ACE-PC, applicants must be planning a career in Family Medicine or primary care Internal Medicine.  The following criteria will be strongly considered:

  1. Clinical experience in a primary care setting
  2. Demonstrated community health or leadership experience
  3. First-in-family to complete a bachelor’s degree
  4. Fluency in a second language in addition to English
  5. Connection to Northern California.

To Apply

  1. Applicants must apply to UC Davis School of Medicine through the AMCAS by October 1.
  2. Applicants invited to complete the UC Davis School of Medicine Secondary Application have the opportunity to indicate their interest in ACE-PC.
  3. Applicants interviewed by the UCDSOM will then be reviewed by the ACE-PC Program Directors. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  4. Qualified applicants will be invited for an ACE-PC interview between January and April.
  5. ACE-PC applicants will be interviewed simultaneously by leadership from the three year M.D. pathway and the partner residency programs.

ACE-PC students begin medical school 6-8 weeks earlier than the traditional M.D. program, with the Summer Fundamentals Course starting mid-June.