The UC Davis School of Medicine Postbaccalaureate Program is a one-year program designed to help educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged students become more competitive applicants to medical school.
M.D. Parallel Pathway Programs at UC Davis School of Medicine
The Accelerated Competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC) program is a rigorous medical education program for students committed to a career in primary care. The program is designed to meet one of the most pressing needs in the health care workforce in California, primary care doctors. ACE-PC students seamlessly transition from medical school to residency with a conditional acceptance to a UCD or Kaiser Permanente Residency program.
Rural-PRIME is part of the University of California's "PRograms In Medical Education" or PRIME, which is designed to produce physician leaders who are trained in and committed to helping California's underserved communities. Rural-PRIME students receive extensive training on the use of telemedicine and simulation equipment. This equipment has been shown to improve access to specialty care in rural areas statewide and provides a valuable tool for training future rural physicians.
The San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) is an innovative approach to training future physicians, a pathway that will emphasize quality of care anchored in community-based research and educational experiences. The diversity of the San Joaquin Valley, including health systems, diverse patient populations and broad community partnerships, is a core component of the effort to improve the health and health care of the region.
The Transforming Education and Community Health for Medical Students (TEACH-MS) is a four-year tailored M.D program at the UC Davis School of Medicine for students with a strong interest in primary care for the urban underserved. The TEACH-MS program seeks to improve access to effective, culturally respectful and equitable health services for underserved communities by providing rewarding community-based experiences that support interest in primary care among medical students.