University of California--Davis

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4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817


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#40 Best Research
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#16 Best Primary Care

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The School of Medicine at University of California--Davis has an application deadline of October 1. The application fee at University of California--Davis is $80. Its tuition is Full-time: $34,874 (in-state) and Full-time: $47,119 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of California--Davis is 1.7:1. The School of Medicine has 857 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of California—Davis School of Medicine, students master seven major competencies, such as patient care and system-based practice. The curriculum is broad, readying students to later pursue any specialty. The School of Medicine has a Clinical Education and Assessment Center, where students get hands-on training with “patients” (actors who have been trained to portray patients), and is affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center.

The UC Davis School of Medicine also has several dual degree programs for students who want to earn an M.D./Ph.D., an M.D./M.P.H. (master of public health), or an M.D./M.B.A, as well as a two specialty medical programs: Rural-PRIME, which readies students to work in California’s rural communities, and UC Merced San Joaquin Valley - PRIME, for students who want to work with underserved residents in San Joaquin Valley.

More than 80 percent of students get additional experience in the school’s seven student-run clinics in inner-city neighborhoods. For academic and emotional support outside the classroom, students are grouped into four colleges and then divided into “families” of four students and a faculty member.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 1 (Ends)
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 724
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 415
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $34,874 (in-state)
Full-time: $47,119 (out-of-state)

Required fees $5,489


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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