REACH is designed to prepare students to provide care to the diverse communities of central California. Please click through the various phases of hte curriculum below to learn more:
REACH students begin medical school prior to the UCD SOM Orientation to participate in an immersive program orientation. In addiition to spending time with program faculty and fellow cohort students in Sacramento, students will spend time with community members in central California.
While acclimating to the demands of medical school, REACH students participate in a variety of seminars and workshops to devleop the skills they will need to treat the unique health challenges facing central California residents.
In addition, REACH students are paired with outpatient clinicians in central California to complete their yearlong preceptorship experience.
Research, Education, And Community Health (REACH)
For four weeks between Years 1 and 2, REACH students participate in the student-developed and student-driven Research, Education, And Community Health (REACH) summer course. Within this course, students engage with research, community outreach, mentorship, and clinical experiences in central California communities.
In Year 2, REACH students expand on the skills and knowledge developed in the seminars and workshops from Year 1 to devleop yearlong scholarly inquiry projects. After a year of mentorship from program faculty, students will present their projects to their UC Davis PRIME peers. Additional seminars and workshops are introduced to prepare students to transtion into their clinical training in Year 3.
In addition, REACH students are paired with inpatient clinicians in central California to complete their yearlong Doctoring 2 preceptorship experience.
The clinical years of the REACH curriculum, Years 3 & 4, will be spent in training sites throughout central California.