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Giving to UC Davis Health System

Giving to UC Davis Health System

Medical Student Scholarships

Supporting the next generation of physicians

UC Davis School of Medicine recruits the best and brightest medical students with the drive and commitment to become exceptional clinicians, innovative scientists and leaders in their fields of study. Our students have a rich diversity in backgrounds, experiences and educational interests, but share one common denominator: A passion for advancing health in our community and around the globe.

We're especially proud that a high percentage of our graduates serve their communities by choosing to practice medicine in rural areas. In fact, many remain close to UC Davis, caring for medically underserved communities in California's Central Valley and in Northern California. Others practice in the public sector and in the military, providing critical care to veterans and those on active duty. A number will become leaders in their fields, possibly developing a life-saving vaccine, finding a cure for cancer or unraveling the mysteries of autism.

The School of Medicine has embarked on an effort to establish a substantial scholarship endowment that will attract and reward a greater number of exceptional students. Scholarships will also provide tuition relief, which is especially important since a quarter of UC Davis' medical students come from backgrounds where financial resources are extremely limited. Philanthropic gifts will enable the school to build a sizeable endowment that will support the next generation of physicians.

To view a PDF of the case statement for medical student scholarships, click here.

For more information, contact:
Amy Jouan
Development Officer
(916) 703-5563