UC Davis Today
Training future physicians and medical researchers
UC Davis students aspiring to medical careers benefit from a learning environment that is shaping public health in education, research and patient care.
Undergraduate students interested in health science careers can major in fields like the biological sciences and take advantage of an advisory process to help them prepare for admission to professional schools like the top-ranked UC Davis School of Medicine. As part of the UC Davis Health System, the medical school offers dual-degree programs that include master’s degrees in public health or business administration, an M.D./Ph.D. program for physician-scientists, and a track for students interested in practicing medicine in rural, underserved areas.
At every level, students enjoy strong faculty mentoring and leadership. An example of a UC Davis faculty member making a real-world difference is Garen Wintemute, a professor of emergency medicine whose research focuses on violence prevention measures and gunshot injuries. Read more about Wintemute’s work.
(Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine, chats with a colleague during a shift in the Emergency Room at the UC Davis Medical Center. Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo)