Javon Young—Our Mentee Is On His Way To College and Medical School

Click to learn more »

Program Goal

To provide tools and knowledge that inspire and lead socio-economically disadvantaged students towards a pathway to college and medicine

Program Description

The K-12 Program at UC Davis School of Medicine sponsors and supports a variety of programs and opportunities year round that allow students to develop and sustain an interest in medicine and science while promoting early college preparation and readiness.

Housed within the Office of Student and Resident Diversity, the K-12 Outreach Program marks the first step in the pathway effort to produce a workforce of health workers that reflects diversity and will reduce health disparities in their various fields and the communities in which they will serve.

The program offerings happen at the School of Medicine or within the community to build mentorship, leadership and support for both medical students and the K-12 students they serve, ensuring the skills necessary for success in both academic and career goals for all participants.

Health Equity Academy – Leaders for Tomorrow’s Healthcare (HEALTH)

Program Highlights

· Free – no cost to participate

· Meet health professionals and current medical students

· Learn about different career pathways in healthcare

· Network with other high school students and work in teams

· Research and address public health issues in your community

· Gain leadership opportunities and develop teamwork skills

· Participate in fun and interactive virtual activities

Program Eligibility 

· Be in 9th-12th grade

· Have interest in medicine or health

· Be from a disadvantaged, underrepresented, or rural background

· Commit to attend orientation and all sessions

Program Dates

Required Parent & Student Orientation (by Zoom)

· Tuesday, June 15, 2021

· Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Program Sessions (by Zoom)

· Session 1: Monday, June 21, 2021

· Session 2: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

· Session 3: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

· Session 4: Thursday, June 24, 2021

· Session 5: Friday, June 25, 2021

· Session 6: Saturday, June 26, 2021


· 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Program Application 

·Application Link: https://ucdavis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3aRnups42zSCUo6

· Application Opens: Monday, April 5, 2021

· Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 by 5:00 pm

For questions regarding HEALTH Equity Academy, contact Larly Lee at larlee@ucdavis.edu.

The journey starts here…

The program coordinator works with the UC Davis School of Medicine Student Interest Groups and Pre-med/Pre-health students from UC Davis to provide the following services based on availability:

  • Classroom visits (presentation or workshop on various topics)
  • College Fairs
  • Career Days

Book a Tour

The Outreach Team hosts tours of the UC Davis School of Medicine for interested high school and community college student groups.  Click to reserve your spot on a tour.

For inquiries regarding the K-12 Outreach Programs, please contact:

Office of Student and Resident Diversity
(916) 734-2615

For inquiries regarding the UC Davis Main Campus, please contact:

Undergraduate Admissions
(530) 752-2971
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.