Our Mission

The UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is a partnership of postbaccalaureate premedical programs at the Schools of Medicine at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Francisco. The mission of the Consortium is to increase the number of physicians who practice in shortage areas of California by assisting capable and dedicated students from disadvantaged backgrounds in gaining admission to medical school.

This site is part of a joint online application service for the UC Consortium postbaccalaureate programs, which allows candidates to apply to one or more of the programs simultaneously.

If you would like the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium to attend an upcoming workshop, event, or conference please click our request form HERE. 

Schedule a one-on-one appointment September through April with the Postbaccalaureate Consortium Coordinator for general inquiries or questions about the Consortium.

  • Sign up for your one-on-one appointment HERE. 

For unique program specific questions, please reach out to each program's advisor. Their information can be found HERE. 

Event Title  Date Time Details
UC Postbaccalaureate Program Basics September 16, 2020 4:00-5:00 PM (PST) Program Overview, Application Timeline, Types of Postbacc Programs, & Q&A Session
Application Prep 101 October 21, 2020 4:00-5:00 PM (PST) Navigating Application Portal,Review of Program Requirements, FAQ for Application Prep &
Q&A Session
Meet the Advisors November 18, 2020 12:00-1:00 PM (PST)  Individualized presentations about our four postbaccalaureate premedical programs &
Q&A with Program Advisors
My Life as a Postbacc  January 20, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM (PST) Personal stories and advice from current and previous Postbacc students,Navigating postbacc programs & medical school prep during COVID-19 & Q&A Session
Pathway to Medicine: The Reapplicant Experience  Februrary 24, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM (PST) General program requirements for reapplicants, Applying to Medical School and Considering Postbacc Programs

Our Staff

Jose Morfin, M.D.

Dr. Jose Morfin is the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium Principal Investigator. Dr. Morfin grew up in Northern California in a farming and working class community. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school to pursue higher education. He has a strong interest in community outreach to underserved populations to improve health care delivery, as well as promoting health professional careers amongst Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) groups.


Cassidy Kays 

Email: pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu

Cassidy Kays is the Interim UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium Coordinator and serves the 4 UC programs: Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has previous experiences at Sacramento City College working in student affairs assisting with student enrollment and providing guidance to students on various pathway programs and support services. Cassidy has a passion for working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds and values the role of mentorship in educational outcomes. With an associate's and bachelor's degree in Sociology from Sacramento City College and UC Davis, she has the goal of promoting equity and creating opportunities for student success.

The UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.