University of California, Davis School of Medicine

University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Infobox_University
name = University of California, Davis, School of Medicine


established = 1966
dean = Claire Pomeroy
type = Public
city = Sacramento
state = California
country = USA
faculty = 583 full-time faculty and 1,800 volunteer clinical faculty [cite web | url = http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/aboutus/| title = About UCDSOM| accessdate = 2006-09-21]
enrollment = ~360
website = [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/ www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu]
The University of California Davis School of Medicine is one of five University of California medical schools in the state of California.

History

Founded in 1966, the UC Davis School of Medicine graduated its first class of physicians in 1972. The school maintains research facilities on the Davis campus while the majority of the school's teaching and clinical space is located in Sacramento, 17 miles to the east of the Davis campus. [cite web | url = http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/| title = UC Davis School of Medicine| accessdate = 2006-09-21] With the December 2006 opening of its new [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/centerforeducation/ Education Building] , the school recently transitioned all medical school classes to the Sacramento campus. Research activities will continue at both campuses for the foreseeable future.

The school gained national attention when an applicant challenged the school's affirmative action admissions policy. The Supreme Court of the United States, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978), ruled that the applicant had unconstitutionally been denied admission, and Bakke was admitted.

Admissions and Ranking

As a result of UC Davis School of Medicine's reputation for excellence in education, small class size, desirable location in Northern California and relatively affordable tuition, admissions is highly competitive. In 2005 the school received 4,109 applications, offered interviews to 392 applicants of which 93 matriculated. [cite web | url = http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/msar.htm| title = MSAR| accessdate = 2006-09-21] The acceptance rate for applicants to UC Davis School of Medicine is approximately 5%. [cite web | url = http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-med/brief/glanc_04008_brief.php| title =US News information on UC DAVIS SOM |accessdate = 2007-11-30] For 2007, US News and World Report ranks UC Davis School of Medicine #30 based on primary care methodology and #49 based on research methodology. [cite web | url = http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/med/medindex_brief.phpool/| title =US News Best Graduate Schools |accessdate = 2006-09-21]

Hospitals

. Other hospitals affiliated with UC Davis school of medicine include:
* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/children/ UC Davis Children's Hospital]
* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/ UC Davis Cancer Center]
*Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California
*Sacramento VA Medical Center

Research

Faculty in the School of Medicine specialize in a wide range of basic and applied research, including those related to neuroscience, cancer biology, vascular biology, genetic diseases and functional genomics, health services, infectious diseases, nutrition, telemedicine, and vision science. The school receives approximately $90 million in url = http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/award/trends/FindOrg_Detail.cfm?OrgID=577503| title =NIH Funding 2005 |accessdate= 2006-11-01] About half of UC Davis medical students conduct research during their training.

Primary Care Network

The UC Davis Medical Center operates a network of clinics that provides outpatient medical services to members of the HMO that UC Davis operates. These clinics are staffed by UC Davis medical school faculty and also by staff physicians hired directly by the primary care network (PCN).

tudent Clinics

to educate about hallucinations. [cite web
url=http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ais/virtualhallucinations/
title=UC Davis Health System – Accessing Virtual Hallucinations
publisher=www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
accessdate=2008-04-02
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UC Davis School of Medicine is known for the quality of its [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/clinics/ student-run clinics] , which offer free primary care to the uninsured, low-income and other underserved population of Sacramento and surrounding areas. These clinics provide patients quality health care and allow UC Davis medical students to gain real world clinical experience during the early stages of their training.
* [http://clinicatepati.ucdavis.edu/ Clinica Tepati]
* [http://cim.ucdavis.edu/clinics/imani/ Imani Clinic at Oak Park]
* [http://cim.ucdavis.edu/clinics/Joan/ Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic]
* [http://cim.ucdavis.edu/clinics/Asian_Clinic/index.htm Paul Hom Asian Clinic]
* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/obgyn/services/shifa.html Shifa Community Clinic]

ee also

*List of Medical Schools in the United States
*Medical School
*University of California
*UC Davis

References

External links

* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medschool/ University of California, Davis, School of Medicine] - UC Davis School of Medicine
* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ University of California, Davis, Health System] - UC Davis Health System
* [http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/newsroom/facts_figures/ UC Davis Health System] - UC Davis Health System's Facts and Figures
* on the Davis Wiki


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