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Community College Students Explore Health Care Careers with the California Medicine Scholars Program

March 28, 2024

School of Medicine welcomed 51 community college students to the second cohort of the California Medicine Scholars Program, a premedical pathway in which community college students receive mentorship, skills development and community building to facilitate health care-related opportunities.

Students Meet Their Match

March 15, 2024

On Friday, fourth-year medical school students nationwide learned where they matched for residency training. At UC San Diego, 141 medical students matched, with 77% of them remaining in California for their graduate medical training.

Student National Medical Association

February 29, 2024

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) focuses on supporting underrepresented minority medical students across the United States. The UC San Diego chapter is growing and thriving through advocacy, mentorship, community and social events.

More Than a Haircut

February 26, 2024

Each month, a group of University of California San Diego School of Medicine students can be found at Freshly Faded Barber + Shop in San Diego’s North Park community conducting blood pressure screenings as a complement to the haircuts and shaves that the Black-owned barbershop specializes in.

The Right Care at the Right Time

February 16, 2024

Nearly 200 students representing seven University of California campuses recently gathered at UC San Diego for the University of California Programs in Medical Education (PRIME) annual statewide UC PRIME Conference, the first in-person gathering for the group since 2020.

Medical Student Research Shines in Symposium

January 26, 2024

School of Medicine student research on display at Summer Research Symposium.

Tribal Health Elective Ignites Interest in Indigenous Health Care

November 30, 2023

MED-235 Tribal Ambulatory Health Care Experience is an elective course designed to provide medical students with the opportunity to observe physicians at the Indian Health Council to gain a better understanding of the provision of health care to Native American populations’ health.

Q&A: Medical School Minute

November 17, 2023

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we sat down with two medical students who are members of the Chickasaw Nation to learn about their motivations for choosing medical school at University of California San Diego

Intentional Avocado Consumption May Improve Physical Activity

November 9, 2023

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that an increase in avocado consumption in Hispanic/Latino families resulted in significant increases in total physical activity. Such an effect may lead to beneficial outcomes at the population level.

Latino Medical Student Association Creates Community of Support

September 28, 2023

Students at University of California San Diego School of Medicine who identify as Latinx have created a close-knit community that feels more like familia through the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA).
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