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Our Mission

The UC Davis Pre-Medical Surgical Internship, Mentorship, and Research Program is a unique and rigorous experience that exposes participants to the field of surgery by immersing them in a professional medical environment. Program components are designed to introduce the academic and clinical activities typically experienced by physicians and medical students. This competitive program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated their interest in pursuing a career as a physician. We pride ourselves in accepting participants who are responsible, mature, and committed.

Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program. This opportunity is open to all pre-medical students who wish to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.  There are three cycles available for application throughout the year: Spring (January-May/June), Summer (May/June-August/September), and Fall (August/September-December).

This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine then you are eligible to apply!

All undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from all institutions who plan to apply to medical school are eligible. This includes community college, CSU, UC, private university, and graduating high school students who are at least 17 years old.

Setting

The site for the program is the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. This 650-bed hospital is the major teaching affiliate for the UC Davis School of Medicine. The hospital serves an area of tremendous diversity in both cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center and home to the only burn center, children’s hospital, and transplant center in Northern California. It is one of the five busiest Trauma Centers in the country. Their focus of service to those most in need underpins the teaching activities in this setting.

The Department of Surgery consists of the following surgical subspecialties:

  • Burn Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Consultation
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma & Emergency Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Details

In this program, you will be interacting with physicians in the Department of Surgery and observing them through every step of patient care. You will experience what surgeons do on a daily basis as you encounter patient-physician interactions in the clinics, pre and post-operative units, operating rooms, and bedside meetings during rounds.

This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity.  Maturity, attentiveness, flexibility, and the ability to follow written and verbal directions are qualities that are absolutely imperative to prevent hindrance of patient care. Professionalism is essential. The surgeons voluntarily participating in this program are enthusiastic about having student pre-medical students.  Thus, please be respectful at all times.

Be advised that this program operates under the direction of the Chairman of Surgery and solely dependent on said discretion, which includes but is not limited to start and end dates, hospital shift start and end times, requirements and/or the process of selection, student guidelines, and policies set forth by UC Davis Health Systems, state, and federal laws.

Information/Application Support Sessions

Attend any of the following free information sessions to learn more about the program, receive assistance with your application, and ask any questions you may have.

We will also be hosting application support sessions that will provide information on how you may complete the application successfully. Registration is NOT required.  Please understand that information/support session attendance is not required for acceptance into the program.

All sessions (unless otherwise noted) will be held in the following location:

UC Davis School of Medicine

Education Building
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Online Information Session

We are currently offering selected dates for special information sessions presented via Internet. This online information session will essentially be identical to our regular  information session except that it will be online so that anyone will be able to “attend” as long as they have internet access. If interested, please sigh up at the following link:

WEBINAR SIGN-UP (coming soon)

 

(Note: this special information session requires prior registration as opposed to regular sessions). Upcoming online information sessions are posted along with regular information sessions.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Did you miss a chance to attend one of our in-person or online information sessions? Worry not, you can get the information on our recorded session here.

UC Davis School of Medicine Campus
March 14: 5-7 pm
March 15: 12-2 pm
Education Building, Room number 1222

UC Berkeley Campus
March 17, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
240 Mulford Hall

Online Infosessions:

Note: this special information session requires prior registration as opposed to regular sessions. Webinar sign-up link is above.

February 26th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
March 5th: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
March 19th: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

Additional information sessions will be posted as they become available. 

Want to leave anonymous feedback for an information session? CLICK HERE!

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