Pathway Programs | UC Davis School of Medicine

Pathway Programs

UC Davis School of Medicine offers a number of innovative initiatives in medical education that are designed to improve the health of California’s diverse communities, especially in rural areas or historically medically underrepresented communities experiencing physician shortages. 

Pre-med Pathways
  • Postbaccalaureate Program

    The UC Davis School of Medicine Postbaccalaureate program is a one-year program designed to help educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged students become more competitive applicants to medical school. 

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  • MCAT Preparatory Scholarship Program

    Through our MCAT Preparatory Scholarship program, we offer scholarships for an MCAT Preparatory Course. Applicants may be current students or alumni within the California State University or University of California systems.

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  • Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program

    Our Medical School Preparatory Enhancement program increases opportunities for socio-economically and educationally disadvantaged students from local universities to pursue careers in medicine. 

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  • AvenueM

    A pre-med pathway program for community college students, AvenueM is helping to address the shortage of primary care physicians in California’s rural, medically underrepresented areas.

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  • Prep Médico

    The Prep Médico program is working to build the next generation of physicians committed to advancing Latino health and is striving to help close the gap that exists between the number of Latino patients and doctors in California. 

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  • Health Equity Academy

    The Health Equity Academy provides opportunities for K-12 students to develop and sustain an interest in medicine and science while promoting early college preparation and readiness. The program offers a free “mini medical school” for socio-economically disadvantaged high school students.

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Alicia González-Flores, executive director, UC Davis School of Medicine Community Health Scholars
We are excited to see the fruits of our labor these past few years, as more and more former students join the ranks of the primary care workforce, many in medically underserved areas.”Alicia González-Flores, executive director, UC Davis School of Medicine Community Health Scholars
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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