The Fancher-Garcia College was founded in 2003 as part of the UC Davis School of Medicine college system. Last year the students voted on a permanent name for the college and Viega received the most votes.

We are very lucky to have Dr. Garcia as the Director of this college and Dr. Onate, Dr. Sutter, Dr. Vierra and Dr. Xiong as Career Advisors. They are extremely interested in providing career guidance to students through individual meetings, job shadowing and mentorship. The College Director and Career Advisors are available to students through office hours and are available to students to review performance evaluations and discuss any concerns and/or career opportunities and research interests.

The college is organized into family units with one College Director or Career Advisor and approximately 20 students (5 MS1, 5 MS2, 5 MS3, 5 MS4).

The Viega College Student Council began meeting monthly in January 2008 and has the responsibility of planning community oriented projects and social gatherings.

College Director:
Jorge García, M.D.

Career Advisors:
John Onate, M.D.
Kathryn Sutter, M.D.
Heather Vierra, M.D.
Glen Xiong, M.D.