The name is new. The UC Davis commitment to central California is long standing. Since 2011 through SJV PRIME, we have been training students to address the physician shortage in central California. As SJV PRIME transitions to a new home at UCSF Fresno, we will continue to address central California’s workforce needs through REACH.
The first two years of medical school will be in Sacramento, with your fellow UC Davis medical students, and REACH students will have additional curricula focused on addressing some of the healthcare disparities faced by central California’s communities. During you third year, REACH students will complete your clinical rotations at sites within central California, providing care for these medically underserved communities.
The matriculating class of 2018 will be the last UC Davis SJV PRIME class. SJV PRIME students currently enrolled at UC Davis will complete their third-year clinical rotations at UCSF Fresno. Starting in 2019, UC Davis SJV PRIME will become UC Davis REACH. REACH students will complete their third-year rotations at clinical sites in central California. The first and second year curriculum will continue as described above.
Yes! However, there are currently four classes of students enrolled in SJV PRIME who will serve as mentors.
You do not have to be from central California to be a REACH student. However, commitment to working with underserved communities in central California and commitment to practicing in central California is required.