The following outreach programs, coordinated through the Office of Student and Resident Diversity, focus on preparing and motivating students for college and medical school: k-12 outreach

k-12 outreach

 

Saturday Academy Program

Health Professions Saturday Academy

Medical Students offer a four Saturday mini medical school program for educationally disadvantaged high school students. The program is offered in Fall and Spring and includes workshops on the major organ systems and a presentation of a final research project.

Program Criteria:

Please see your program coordinator, health educator or counselor from the participating school or program to obtain the criteria and application packet.

Participating Schools and Programs:

  •  Hiram Johnson High School
  • Sacramento Charter High School
  • Valley High School
  • Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School
  • UC Davis, Early Academic Outreach Program
  • UC Davis, Educational Talent Search Program
  • UC Davis, Upward Bound Program

Summer Scrubs and Beyond

Summer Scrubs and Beyond

The Summer Scrubs and Beyond Program provides talented high school students from health profession high schools with a sense of the opportunities in science and health-care careers through a series of presentations and hands-on activities led by medical students, faculty and staff.  The program is offered 3 - 4 days in the summer expounding upon lessons learned throughout the academic year and promoting academic readiness and preparation.

Program Criteria:

Students who participate in the Health Professions Saturday Academy>Program; please see your program coordinator, your health educator or counselor from the participating school or program to obtain the criteria and application packet.

Participating Schools and Programs:

  •  Hiram Johnson High School
  • Sacramento Charter High School
  • Valley High School
  • Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School
  • UC Davis, Early Academic Outreach Program
  • UC Davis, Educational Talent Search Program
  • UC Davis, Upward Bound Program

UC Davis Medical Explorers Program

The UC Davis Medical Explorers Program is a hands-on career education program for local socially disadvantaged Sacramento high school students ages interested in a career in medicine or health sciences. Students explore the health care field through hands-on activities, weekly meetings and interactions with medical school students and other health care professionals.

The program takes place at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Through this program, these students gain exposure, knowledge and access to resources that inform of the various health care professions and the pathways to achieve this goal. Students are also exposed to the medical education environment at the UC Davis School of Medicine, they learn about the application process, studying skills, clinical vignettes and the use of medical terminology and equipment.

Program Principles/Emphasis:

  • Career Opportunities
  • Life Skills
  • Citizenship
  • Character Education
  • Leadership Experience

Program Criteria:
Please see your health educator or counselor from the participating school or program to obtain the criteria and application packet.

Participating Schools and Programs:

  •  Hiram Johnson High School
  • Sacramento Charter High School
  • Valley High School
  • Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School

 

College Fairs and Career Days

Based on availability, an outreach officer from UC Davis School of Medicine can speaks with students regarding early college planning and preparation to medical school. Additionally, an officer can table at your event. To inquire, please email hs-k14program@ucdavis.edu  with completed details.

If you are attempting to locate the UC Davis main campus, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Department: http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/.

Contact Directory

Mailing Address
K-14 Outreach Programs
Office of Student and Resident Diversity
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 4101
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email:
hs-k14program@ucdavis.edu

Phone and Fax:
916 -734 - 4084 (p)
916 – 703 - 5568 (f)

Office of Diversity on Social Media
K-14 Outreach Program Facebook Page

***Important Note: The Office of Student and Resident Diversity does not host or sponsor tours of the UC Davis Health System.***