Strengths of a Joint UC Davis School of Medicine, UCSF Fresno and UC Merced Program

  • Utilizes outstanding community support and leadership in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Leverages the UC Davis School of Medicine Rural-PRIME, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology and other UC Davis rural initiatives
  • Recruits and trains medical student applicants from the Valley who are likely to stay in the Valley to practice
  • Draws upon the expertise of University of California medical education programs and clinical training sites in the Valley
  • Builds on the University of California’s history and commitment to serving California’s residents

"San Joaquin Valley residents have long suffered from inadequate healthcare services and poor health outcomes. Having a specialized medical education and training program that focuses on meeting the Valley’s health care needs represents a big step forward for an entire region."  UC Davis medical student from Visalia