Medical Student Research at the UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine students have a number of options for structuring a research experience within the context of your medical studies. It can take the form of brief independent study, a summer experience, a longitudinal experience within the medical school curriculum, or a second degree program (Master's Degree or Ph.D.).
Options for students interested in research
1st Year Summer Research: for students interested in spending 4 or 8 weeks enhancing their medical training through direct participation in basic science, clinical investigation, or health care delivery research.
Students can complete longitudinal research projects during their post-clerkship curriculum. Students can earn up to 8 weeks of credit towards graduation requirement for research. Research courses can be scheduled during the 3rd year selective rotation or as a 4th year elective.
3rd year selective rotation, Click here for more information (please check back for the link)
4th year research elective, Click here for more information
TL1 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Research Training Program: for junior trainees interested in spending one year developing skills required for a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health. This program provides the student with an opportunity to obtain an M.A.S. in Clinical Research.
M.D./Ph.D. Program: is a dual degree program designed to rigorously train physician scientists who anticipate an academic career in their chosen research field.
Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors (ARC-MD): is a program designed 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.