CHEq was founded 6 years ago by a group of UC Davis medical and nursing students, who saw a need to equip future health professionals with the knowledge to address health disparities in our Sacramento community. This year, our mission was to improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations by connecting community members and healthcare providers with local community-based organizations to improve access to services affecting all aspects of health in our community. By bringing awareness to social determinants of health and discussing tools to combat these challenges, we hoped to ignite a passion for advocacy and invoke change to health and healthcare policy. We are happy to say that some really great connections and conversations took place on Saturday.
First-year medical students have a long standing tradition of choosing a different theme before each big exam to alleviate *some* of the stress. Here are some MS1's rockin some Hawaiian shirts in anticipation of this afternoon’s Gross Anatomy practical exam – their third major test of the school year. #medstudentlife #ucdavissom
With the semester well underway, our students needed a mental break and a de-stresser. What better way to do that than with some cute dogs?! We are so appreciative to our paw-some volunteers! 🐾 🐶 #therapydogs #medstudentlife
The Latino Medical Student Association @lmsa_ucdsom celebrated Latino Heritage Month with a program titled Honrando Nuestras Raices, or, Honoring Our Roots. Several speakers at the Sept. 27 dinner shared inspirational words, including fourth-year student and aspiring family medicine physician Evelin Gonzalez who spoke about her journey in the Rural PRIME track. Keynote speaker Lorena Ruedas Jauregui, who received her Doctor of Education degree from @ucdavis, emphasized the importance of family in her career goals. #latinoheritagemonth