Accelerating Change in Medical Education

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Joined September 2013

The University of California (UC), Davis, initiative, the Accelerated Competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC) program, is a 6-year, competency-based UME-GME pathway linked to Kaiser Permanente Northern California and UC Davis residency programs.

UC Davis medical students who are accepted into the ACE-PC program start school 6 weeks earlier than traditional students and begin early supervised work in a primary care clinic. UC Davis is expanding this work to address workforce needs to include rural health, community health, and specialty shortages, including psychiatry and surgery.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Accelerated Competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC) (PDF)

Principal investigator: Tonya Fancher, MD, MPH, associate dean, workforce innovation