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    ARC-MD Program

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.


Fred Meyers M.D., M.A.C.P.
Profesor 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

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

Darolyn Striley
Manager, Office of Student Development
Phone: (916) 734-3694
Email: dstriley@ucdavis.edu