The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides community college, university, post-bac and pre-health students and advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admissions process. The conference provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admissions, admissions officers, financial aids officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professions programs.

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The Academic Preparation and Enrichment Program (APEP) is a collaborative effort with the UC Davis Student Academic Success Center. The program focus is to help students build the strong academic foundation needed to prepare for medical school and other health science professions. APEP provides resources and tools to develop and keep students on the pathway into medicine. APEP is collaboration with the Aggie Connection and includes:

  • Advising and academic support to empower students on their journey to medical school
  • Tutoring services
  • Study skills workshops
  • Weekly meetings
  • Mentorship.

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The Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program (MSPEP) is a collaborative program between University of California Davis School of Medicine’s Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) and California State University, Sacramento aimed to increase opportunities for socio-economically and educationally disadvantage students to pursue careers in medicine.

Program Overview

Part I: During the spring semester, students will participate in a 1 credit seminar course led by distinguished UC Davis SOM faculty, staff, and current medical students.

Part II: During the summer, students will enroll in an intensive MCAT preparatory course facilitated by Kaplan. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in shadowing experiences at the medical center. Participants are provided a $1,500 stipend for their involvement in the program.

*All students must participate in Part I and II. We discourage program participants from taking summer school classes or working during MCAT prep course.

Application Process

Eligible students who wish to be considered should submit an online application. Application can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/forms/YH1sTupDHwSS2nfo2. Deadline to submit a completed application is Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Supporting materials can be submitted via email to mrsaintcyr@ucdavis.edu with the subject heading Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program. 

  • College financial aid award letter;
  • Provide a copy of your most recent transcripts including Fall Quarter/Semester 2017 grades, may be unofficial;
  • Provide a copy of your current resume;
  • Provide one letter of recommendation; (supervisor, professor or mentor); Letter writers are required to send the recommendation electronically to the following address: mrsaintcyr@ucdavis.edu

Completed applications will be reviewed and if selected, you will be contacted directly for an interview.  Any questions please email Mary Rose Saint-Cyr at mrsaintcyr@ucdavis.edu.

For further information about these programs and to make reservations, contact

Undergraduate and Community College Outreach Programs
Office of Student and Resident Diversity
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 4101
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email: hs-osrd@ucdavis.edu