The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides community college, university, post-bac and pre-health students and advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admissions process. The conference provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admissions, admissions officers, financial aids officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professions programs.

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The Academic Preparation and Enrichment Program (APEP) is a collaborative effort with the UC Davis Student Academic Success Center. The program focus is to help students build the strong academic foundation needed to prepare for medical school and other health science professions. APEP provides resources and tools to develop and keep students on the pathway into medicine. APEP is collaboration with the Aggie Connection and includes:

  • Advising and academic support to empower students on their journey to medical school
  • Tutoring services
  • Study skills workshops
  • Weekly meetings
  • Mentorship.

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Medical School Preparatory Education Program (MSPEP) Medical School Preparatory Education Program (MSPEP) is a UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) sponsored program. The program is designed to assist educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged students to prepare to apply to medical school and to successfully complete the MCAT exam. Students from the University of California, Davis and the California State University, Sacramento are eligible.

MSPEP consists of two parts:

Part I takes place during the winter and spring quarter as a two unit course. Pass/No Pass.

Part II is an intensive MCAT preparation program taught by a MCAT preparation specialist. The MCAT course is held from June – September.

Part I and Part II of the program are mandatory.
All participants must take the MCAT in September.


For further information about these programs and to make reservations, contact

Undergraduate and Community College Outreach Programs
Office of Student and Resident Diversity
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 4101
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email: hs-osrd@ucdavis.edu