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UC Davis medical student wins global writing award

Second year UC Davis School of Medicine student, Samantha Wong, was named a winner in the prestigious 2020 Lasker Essay Contest.  Read about the story here!

The goal of the UC Davis School of Medicine Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors (ARC-MD) program is to provide medical students with the foundational skills and professional development that promote a successful career as a physician scientist. The five-year program provides students with research and career mentorship, special experiences, a unique curriculum, and community engagement within a supportive longitudinal learning community.

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Fred Meyers M.D., M.A.C.P.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director ARC-MD
UC Davis School of Medicine

Saul Schaefer, M.D.
Director of Medical Student Research
UC Davis School of Medicine
Phone: 530-752-0718

Oyebimpe Adesina, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
UC Davis School of Medicine
(916) 703-5166

Fernando Santana Ph.D.
Professor, Human Physiology
Co-Director ARC-MD
UC Davis School of Medicine

Holly Ly
Program Coordinator
Office of Student Development
4610 X Street, Suite 2101A
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-8494
Email: hhly@ucdavis.edu