UC Davis Pre-College Program: Pre-Med

Are you considering a career in medicine? Let us help you put the pieces together.

The road to becoming a medical doctor is long and strenuous, filled with the incredible responsibility of helping others. Although it may seem complicated, the motivation you need to move forward is knowing you have the support to get you up to speed with the process.

From learning about the required coursework to gaining relevant experiences toward your future as a doctor, our two-week residential program will give you the resources to successfully navigate the path to medical school. The earlier you learn the ins and outs of the journey, the better prepared you will be to enter college.

For any student thinking about a future in STEM, medical research, pharmaceuticals or medical school, this program is for you.

Understand the logistics involved in planning for a career in medicine

Build the skills required to advance along the pre-med path

Explore why and how you want to pursue medicine

This summer pre-college program is more than a summer camp. Students are expected to come prepared to be engaged and display a high degree of maturity and responsibility. Our future doctors will work with a partner, research a topic of their choice and present their findings at our Closing Ceremony to faculty and parents. Moreover, participants are equipped with hands-on opportunities beyond our classroom walls to suture and cast with students currently working in the field, get a chance to visit medical facilities and even chat with undergraduate admissions representatives about their experiences! By exploring different perspectives, engaging in fun, hands-on activities and taking part in a culminating research project, this program will instill a sense of direction that will push you to develop into a practical and confident pre-medical student.

On top of everything else we have planned, you will gain insight into the life of a college student by living on campus for two weeks!

What do you say? Are you up for the challenge? Your instructor, a seasoned UC Davis professional in medical school advising, will tell you all you need to know about the fulfilling road to becoming a doctor.

Note: This program is designed for students entering 10th grade through students graduating 12th grade. Due to difficulty of material, this course is not recommended for incoming 9th graders.

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