Dual Degree/Joint Programs
University of California Davis School of Medicine offers several programs that let students earn dual degrees. Applicants to dual degree programs (M.D./Ph.D. and Rural-PRIME) can apply through their M.D. application. Applicants to other dual degree programs (M.D./M.B.A. and M.D./M.P.H.) proceed with their application to either the M.P.H or M.B.A. programs separately from their medical school application. Applicants must be accepted to the medical school in order to be considered for a dual degree program.
M.D. / Ph.D. Program
The mission of the dual M.D./Ph.D. degree program at the UC Davis School of Medicine is to train physician scientists who are especially well-prepared to help meet the evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarian challenges facing health care. Meeting these challenges requires fundamental training in an area of science in addition to the traditional training received during completion of the M.D. degree.
Rural-PRIME is part of the University of California's "Programs In Medical Education" or PRIME, which is designed to produce physician leaders who are trained in and committed to helping California's underserved rural communities.
TEACH for Medical Students Program
Transforming Education and Community Health (TEACH) Residency Program is an innovative Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supported education program that places residents into primary care and medically underserved communities and increases access to care for the medically underserved. To learn more about this program, please click here. For additional information, please click here.
UC Merced San Joaquin Valley - PRIME
The new UC Merced San Joaquin Valley - PRIME initiative is a collaboration between the UC Davis School of Medicine and other University of California medical education programs to train the next generation of San Joaquin Valley physicians. It is the latest addition to the University of California’s innovative Programs in Medical Education (PRIME), which seeks to increase the diversity of the medical profession and remedy the uneven distribution of physicians in California.
The School of Medicine offers a joint five-year program for highly qualified students to pursue both the M.D. and the Master of Public Health degrees. The UC Davis M.P.H. program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health. The program includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine.
The M.D./M.B.A. Program is a program of promise. We have targeted it toward individuals, like you, who wish to develop management skills in addition to becoming a physician. Right from the start, you will recognize the uniqueness of this program and sense the excitement that increases with each class meeting. This is a program that looks to the future. Its objective is to provide a high quality medical and management education to you and others who will be this country's medical and health-care leaders in the 21st century.