UC-Davis (MD)

University of California – Davis, School of Medicine 


Mission Statement: “To provide excellent learner-centered education to a diverse body of medical students and graduate students; cultivating in them the passion to improve lives and transform the health of the communities they will serve as physicians, scientists and health care leaders.”

Location: Sacramento, California

Programs: MD,  MD/Ph.D,  MD/Masters in public health or business administration

Acceptance Rate: 1.8%

Average GPA: 3.71

Average MCAT: 32 or 513 (88th percentile)

Curriculum: Traditional, 4 year Block schedule (5 for rural or under-served interests) Details Here

Costs: Instate – $37,000+ living= Aprox. 62,000 per year x 4yrs = $250,500 for 4 years Details Here

Requirements: Minimum General Pre-Med requirements= Bio 1yr, chem 2 yrs (gen chem + Ochem), physics 1 yr They also require the MCAT (taken within the last 36 months) and three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours)

Admissions Criteria: UCDavis has a holistic review. It not only looks as your scores but your personal experiences and qualities as well as your geographic location and other attributes. Here is a comprehensive list to keep in mind when you format our essays and interview answers.

Student Life: Research opportunities, Global Opportunities, and Service Learning Opportunities such as Student Run Clinics. Outside of medicine there are lots of extracurricular activities in Sacramento, Davis, Tahoe, ect. Plenty of places for fishing, hiking, shopping, movie going, and places to eat!

UCDMC Rankings by U.S. News and World Report: UC Davis Children’s Hospital ranked 29th in orthopedics and 20th in urology. UC Davis also ranked 17th in neonatology, 33rd in diabetes and endocrinology and 45th in neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical School in particular is top 20 for Primary Care and top 50 for Research.

UCDMC strategic plan with 8 Goals: This seems to be a good list of possibly things they’ll be looking for in future doctors make sure to take a look Here.

UC Davis Med School has posted an article giving advice to pre-meds that is good to take a look at even if you might not be considering Davis in particular! Click Here


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