The vision: Health and Access
- UC Davis’ School of Medicine recently launched a program called Rural-PRIME to train medical students for a career in rural primary-care medicine.
Guided by its commitments to social responsibility and community engagement, UC Davis will support and sustain healthy, equitable communities, in which all will have access to the benefits of education and discovery.
UC Davis is a champion of health for humans, animals and the environment. The university is home to one of the nation’s top medical centers, has one of the country’s preeminent schools of veterinary medicine and is a leading research university in biological sciences and engineering. Together, these resources drive innovation and ensure that the benefits of health and education are accessible to all.
2010 highlights in creating healthy communities:
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the top 65 hospitals in the country.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the university’s newest professional school, opened its doors and welcomed its inaugural classes of 33 students.
The UC Davis Medical Center opened its new $484 million Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion, the largest construction project ever undertaken by UC Davis.
UC Davis broke ground on the new California Telehealth Resource Center on its Sacramento campus. The center expands UC Davis’ telehealth program, in which high-speed telecommunications are used for medical consultations, distance education, critical care, emergency services and health-care training to underserved rural communities throughout California.