M.D. Programs and Pathways | UC Davis School of Medicine

M.D. Programs and Pathways

Our nationally recognized learner-centered programs combine comprehensive student support services and unique training from world-class faculty and staff. In addition to our M.D. programs, we also offer degree programs that prepare our learners for success in a wide range of careers in medicine and health sciences.

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Pre-med Pathways
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    Undergraduate and Community College Pathways

    Our medical school currently offers several innovative pre-medical pathway programs for undergraduates and community college students that help diversify California’s physician workforce to advance health equity and improve the overall health of our communities statewide.

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Medical School Degrees
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    M.D. Program

    Nationally ranked in primary care, family medicine, psychiatry, and research, our M.D. program combines our leading-edge I-EXPLORE curriculum, hands-on training and groundbreaking research. We foster a multidisciplinary, learner-centered approach, empowering our students to improve the health of the diverse communities they will serve as future physicians, scientists and health care leaders. 

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    M.D./Ph.D. Program

    Training the future generation of physician-scientists is critical so that we can continue to make advancements in medicine. Our M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program offers our learners an innovative curriculum that prepares them to meet the evolving scientific, social, ethical, political, and humanitarian challenges facing health care. 

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Community Health Scholars Pathways
  • ACE-PC

    Our Accelerated Competency-Based Education in Primary Care program is a three-year accelerated medical school track for students committed to primary care. 

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    Reimagining Education to Advance Central California Health connects students to clinical care opportunities in the Central Valley. 

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  • Rural-PRIME

    Rural-PRIME is part of the University of California’s “Programs in Medical Education”, which provides students with training in rural areas.

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    The Transforming Education and Community Health for Medical Students program is for students who want to practice primary care in urban under-resourced communities. 

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  • Tribal Health PRIME

    The UC Davis Tribal Health PRIME program is for students dedicated to caring for California’s urban and rural tribal communities.  

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Research Track
  • ARC-M.D. Program

    The Academic Research Careers for Medical Doctors program provides our medical students with an innovative curriculum that allows them to pursue their unique research interests. Students receive research and career mentorship from our world-renowned faculty, as well as opportunities to serve in the community. 

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Jade Tso, UC Davis medical student and ARC-MD scholar
I am passionate about empowering the voices of those who are too often left behind by the health care system. It will be my lifelong journey to prove that the highest standard of health care can be provided in low resource settings.”Jade Tso, ARC-M.D. Scholar, UC Davis School of Medicine, Class of 2025