UC Davis School of Medicine is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its undocumented students and to providing the resources for their success.  On Nov. 30, 2016, UC President Janet Napolitano issued a Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community. It reaffirms UC’s commitment to vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of undocumented students, as it does all members of its community. The principles assert that UC, including UC Davis School of Medicine will continue to welcome and support pre-medical and medical students without regard to immigration status, will not share student information without legal warrant and will not take part in joint efforts with any government agency to carry out federal immigration policy.  Additionally, we do not consider immigration status in the evaluation of applicants for our pathway programs or medical school admissions.

It is a tremendous accomplishment to matriculate to medical school as an undocumented student. We celebrate your efforts and want you to know you’re not alone in your journey. There are several resources we wish to offer you to support you during medical school:

  • Free immigration legal services: All enrolled UC system students can access free immigration services for themselves and immediate family members (parents, siblings, spouses, children) through our UC Immigrant Legal Services Center (UCIMM). Services offered include intake screening to assess which existing forms of relief immigrants folks may qualify for, DACA application assistance, green card petition support, know your rights information (work, travel, etc.), Advance Parole applications, and much more. Email ab540-undocumented@ucdavis.edu to receive a referral to these services.
  • Financial resources: our campus’ AB540 and Undocumented Student Center has compiled a list of financial resources for undocumented students both internal and external to their office. Resources accessible to undocumented medical school students include food vouchers, the Graduate/Professional School Student Support Award, emergency grants for basic needs, USCIS filing fee support, and more.
  • You can engage more with the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center by following them on Instagram and signing up for their email newsletter. You can contact the Center’s staff directly via email at ab540-undocumented@ucdavis.edu.
  • The Undocumented Graduate Student Union is a registered student organization on campus holistically supporting undocumented graduate/professional school students and advocating for more equitable educational experiences for the community. Find more info on the group (and other information) listed here.”

For more information, please see the additional resources below: