A message from the Dean of Admissions
Welcome to the UC Davis School of Medicine Admissions website. As Dean for Admissions, I wanted to share a few thoughts about our medical school and community.
UC Davis is a very special place—one characterized by a deep commitment to improving the health of our local and global community. Many people do not recognize the incredible diversity of the Sacramento community, which was recently noted by TIME magazine and the Civil Rights Project of Harvard University as the most racially/ethnically integrated major city in America.
We offer a number of unique clinical and outreach experiences including seven student-run clinics , the Saturday Academy, and several international rotations including the highly successful MEDICOS program in Nicaragua. Notable student research opportunities include: the MIND Institute, an international, multidisciplinary research center committed to understanding and treating neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism; the Center for Reducing Health Disparities; and the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center. Besides the traditional M.D. degree, we also offer the following special educational tracks for students interested in advanced degrees: Masters of Public Health and the Physician Scientist Training (M.D./Ph.D.) program and for students interested in providing care for the medically underserved: Rural-PRIME, UC Merced San Joaquin Valley-PRIME and TEACH-MS.
One of our greatest assets is our student body—a group of truly exceptional individuals who demonstrate a sustained commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning, teamwork, and the highest professional standards. Equipped with these tools, UC Davis medical students learn to provide compassionate, high quality care to our patients under the watchful mentoring of a talented, inspiring, and uniquely approachable faculty.
We look forward to your application to be a part of the UC Davis School of Medicine team. We are extremely excited and honored to train the next generation of outstanding physicians for California.
Thanks for your interest in our community.
Mark C. Henderson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Dean for Admissions