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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Edwin Everest Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Raj Ramsamooj and Dr. Arnold Michael EverestRaj Ramsamooj (left) and Arnold Michael Everest, CEO of The Edwin Everest Foundation, announce new graduate medical education opportunities in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

We are honored that the Edwin Everest Foundation has created a fund to support the education and training of U.S. and international medical students and graduates in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.   A minimum of five students each year will be selected to participate in research and externships/observerships sponsored by the Everest Foundation.  These experiences are designed to aid their preparation for admission to U.S. residency training programs.

Supported by a $500,000 endowment to be dispersed over five years, this generous gift arose out of a long-standing friendship between Foundation founder Dr. Edwin Everest, his son Dr. Arnold Michael Everest, and Dr. Raj Ramsamooj, Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis. These three physicians shared a deep commitment to the advancement of Graduate Medical Education, as well as providing opportunities to prepare graduates of international medical schools for entry into U.S. training programs.   Their passion for academia and clinical education matches the mission of the Department to educate the next generation of physicians to serve an increasingly connected global community.

The Everest Foundation: Mission and History
The Edwin Everest Foundation is a non-profit research organization motivated by the primary mission to create groundbreaking infrastructures and innovative initiatives throughout the health care industry by focusing on basic sciences and clinical research and through expanding Graduate Medical Education opportunities. Dr. Edwin Everest was a world renowned physician, educator, and philanthropist who contributed substantially to helping medical and educational institutions, hospitals and residency programs obtain scholarships and grants, as well as building medical centers around the world.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Arnold Michael Everest has assumed the reigns as chairman of the Everest Foundation and continues to be a guiding light in building infrastructure, research, and creating clinical initiatives for top U.S. Schools of Medicine. For future resident candidates, Dr. Everest aids in their residency placement as a mentor, coach, and advocate.  Under his leadership, the Everest Foundation assists in sending some of the best and brightest doctors from around the world into under-developed countries, instilling higher quality health care that is sustainable for years to come.

“My father believed strongly in developing a global perspective on health care, and in the transformative power of an international medical education, a vision I share,” Dr. A. Michael Everest stated during his visit to UC Davis to announce the gift.   “As a residency training program that is dedicated to using cutting edge technology and innovation to educate the nation’s future health care workforce, the UC Davis Department of Pathology is an excellent fit for the Everest Foundation’s vision.”

How to apply
To apply for these opportunities sponsored by the Everest Foundation, interested medical students/graduates should send their application materials listed below to Raj Ramsamooj, M.D., Vice Chair for Undergraduate Medical Education, UC Davis Department of Pathology, 4400 V Street, Sacramento, CA, 95817.  The documents also can be emailed to rajendra.ramsamooj@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

  • Personal statement of interest, including potential project ideas and plans for the future
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school diploma and transcripts (Graduates)
  • Current Transcripts (Students)
  • Letter of Reference
  • Summary of Laboratory Experience and Skills