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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Pre-Matriculation Program

The Pre-matriculation Program provides students from diverse backgrounds an early introduction to learning skills that will facilitate success in medical school. Using course content presented by faculty members, educational specialists help students learn and practice a variety of learning strategies in a highly structured and lower stress environment prior to beginning their first semester of medical school. In addition to participating in lectures and labs related to Block 1 courses, students engage in small and large group sessions addressing topics such as previewing for lecture, active strategies for review, time management and other skills related to self-directed learning. The program is designed for students who have spent time away from higher learning, have struggled with high stakes exams such as the MCAT, are changing careers, did not major in the sciences, have family responsibilities (married, children, etc.) or are anxious about this new journey.

Applications are available starting April 15 and must be submitted by May 31. Applicants will be notified of their status in the first week of June. To apply to the program, please go to the following link http://somapp.ucdavis.edu/ome/premat/ and complete the online application.

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Richard Moses at ricmoses@ucdavis.edu.