Office of Student and Resident Diversity

The mission of the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity.

OSRD offers support for the following:

  • K-14
  • Undergraduate and Community College
  • Postbaccalaureate
  • Medical Students
  • Residents


MiMentor is a national mentoring organization committed to mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals. MiMentor's mission is to develop and support innovative and inclusive mentorship opportunities that will inspire the next generation of diverse healthcare leaders for underserved communities.

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides community college, university, and post-bacc students, as well as pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs and other organizations.

School of Medicine

  • MD Program
  • Community Health Scholars and Tracks
    • ACE-PC: a three-year pathway for students committed to primary care careers
    • Reach-PRIME: a pathway committed to improving the health of the central California region by increase the diversity of the medical profession and remedying the uneven distribution of physicians in California
    • Rural-PRIME: one of five programs within UC, Rural-PRIME is designed to produce physician leaders who are trained and committed to helping California's underserved rural communities
    • TEACH-MS: a four-year tailored MD program for students with a strong interest in primary care for the urban underservedCommunity Health Scholars and Tracks

School of Nursing

  • Doctor of Philosophy: a full-time, academic doctoral program that prepares graduates as leaders in health care, health policy and as nurse faculty and researchers at the university level
  • Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies: a program that prepares graduates to deliver care as physician assistants; this program aims to improve the availability of culturally relevant primary care to underserved populations
  • Master of Science — Leadership: a professional degree program for registered nurses that prepares graduates for health-care leadership roles in a variety of organizations and as nurse faculty at the community-college level
  • Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner: a program that prepares registered nurses to deliver care as family nurse practitioners; this program aims to improve the availability of culturally relevant primary care to underserved populations
  • Master’s Entry Program in Nursing: an accelerated program that prepares new nurses as leaders in quality and safety, as advocates for diverse patient populations and as agents of change for healthier communities