Deena Shin McRae, MD
Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences
University of California Office of the President
Dena Bullard, MHS
Health Sciences and Workforce Innovation
UC Office of the President
Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
UCSF School of Medicine Fresno
Jacob A. Bailey, MD, MA
Co-Director, Region X California Medicine Scholars Program
Assistant Director, Program in Medical Education – Health Equity
UCSD School of Medicine
Arra Jane Soriano
Manager of Workforce Programs
UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Emy Lopez Phillips, EdD
Director of the Office of Health Careers Pathways
Associate Adjunct Professor
UCSF School of Medicine Fresno
Kaitlin Jackson, EdD
Associate Director of Programs
California Medicine Scholars Program
Friday, September 22, 2023,
4 pm-6 pm PST
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Introducing “Empowering California’s Medical Future,” a transformative workshop specifically designed for community college premed students in California by the UC Office of the President. This initiative heralds a new era in medical education, uniting UC Davis, UCSD, UC Riverside, and UCSF School of Medicine-Fresno to forge comprehensive pathways into the medical field, especially in rural and underserved areas.
Under the guidance of four Regional Hubs of Healthcare Opportunity (RHHO), we’re building bridges between community colleges, universities, medical schools, and health organizations. This collaboration aims to diversify California’s primary care workforce by offering robust support including priority registration, enhanced curriculum, tailored advising, and much more.
Are you eager to contribute to the future of healthcare? Dive into unique opportunities like UC Davis’ Greater Northern California Regional Healthcare Hub or UC San Diego’s successful UniversityLink Medical Science Program. Engage with industry leaders, learn from real-world experiences, and take a definitive step toward your medical career.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of California’s medical evolution. Join us and play an integral role in shaping a healthier, more accessible future for all Californians. Your path to medical success starts here!
About the Speakers:
Deena Shin McRae, MD is the Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences in the University of California Office of the President, working with the 20 health professional schools on systemwide initiatives and collaborative projects. She is concurrently holding her position as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Since she took her graduate medical education leadership role in 2016, Dr. McRae has grown the number of residency and fellowship programs by more than 30% going from 55 to 72 programs. Dr. McRae is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and provides care at UC Irvine Health in Orange and the VA Medical Center in Long Beach. Dr. McRae’s prior roles have included the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach and the Psychiatry Residency Program Director at UC Irvine. Her area of research is on the well-being and career satisfaction of women physicians of color and the development of institutional strategies to recruit and retain this important group.
Dena Bullard, MHS is the Senior Director for Health Sciences and Workforce Innovation at the UC Office of the President, where she has worked since 2004. In this role, she serves as a senior advisor to the Associate Vice President and provides systemwide oversight, issues management, and coordination of health sciences and workforce planning, program, and policy issues for UC’s 20 health professional schools, including advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has also conducted extensive research and written several reports about statewide health workforce shortages and about UC health sciences education and health professional practice needs in California. Prior to joining UCOP, she has held health policy positions at the California Primary Care Association in Sacramento and the Health Resources and Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the UCSF Fresno Regional Campus, and Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at UCSF. In addition, Dr. Banh is the Medical Director of COVID Equity Project and Mobile HeaL Clinic at UCSF Fresno. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Banh earned his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno. He has earned many academic awards, including the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching, and is inducted in out Academy of Medical Educators. He has also been a frequent presenter on Emergency Medicine and education nationally.
Jacob A. Bailey, MD, MA was raised in a bicultural home in the Los Angeles. A circuitous route led him from community college to medical school and included factory work, construction, and finally biomedical research—where he was introduced to medicine. He received his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine, a master’s degree in education at UCLA, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Bailey returned to UC San Diego to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and subsequently joined as the Co-Director of the Region X California Medicine Scholars Program and Assistant Program Director of the Program in Medical Education-Health Equity (PRIME-HEq). Through his career he has held regional leadership positions in affinity groups, national leadership positions in organized labor, and is actively engaged in medical education research and service.
Arra Jane Soriano serves as the Manager of Workforce Programs at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Arra Jane oversees pathway program implementation from community college to medical school with the mission to better serve medically underserved rural, Native, Central Valley, and urban communities throughout California. She holds a master’s in Higher Education and Leadership.
Johanna Navarrete is the Assistant Director for the UCR School of Medicine Pathway Programs. Her educational journey began at the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology. She then went on to earn her master’s degree at the University of California, Riverside in Higher Education Administration and Policy. She has over 14 years of experience working in the UC system. She has previously worked as an academic advisor providing advising to students in the life sciences, physical sciences, and undeclared programs.Johanna’s drive to support underserved student populations developed through her own experiences in navigating higher education. She is passionate about the impact student services have on student retention and in their trajectory through higher education. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between underserved students and higher education by being an advocate in a students’ academic journey.
Emy Lopez Phillips, Ed.D. has worked in educational programs for over 20 years. She is an Associate Adjunct Professor with the UCSF Fresno Regional Campus; Director of the Office of Health Career Pathways and UCSF Fresno Hildebrand Medical Library. Her research agenda is currently focused on health pathway program development and outcomes.
Kaitlin Jackson is the Associate Director of Programs for the California Medicine Scholars Program (Central Office). She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach. Kaitlin has been actively dedicated to working with a diverse student population aspiring to be in the medical field for over seven years. She has worked in areas of student services, program development, mentorship, grant development and management, civic engagement, student retention, and career advancement while maintaining a focus and dedication to student success.
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Topic: A Roadmap to Success: Navigating Pre-Med and Pre-STEM at Community College
When: Friday, September 22, 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
UC Davis School of Medicine
The UC Davis School of Medicine creates new pathways to medical school, called the Greater Northern California Regional Healthcare Hub (GNCRHH), to boost the number of doctors in rural areas. Avenue M is part of a collaboration with the School of Medicine, the UC Davis STEM Strategies group, Sacramento State University, Cal Poly Humboldt and Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The community college districts in this initiative are:
- California Tribal College
- Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College)
- Mendocino-Lake Community College District (Mendocino College)
- Redwoods Community College District (College of the Redwoods)
- Shasta-Tehama-Trinity (Shasta College)
- Sierra Community College District (Sierra College)
- Siskiyou Community College District (College of the Siskiyous)
- Solano County Community College District (Solano College)
- Yuba Community College District (Yuba College and Woodland Community College)
If you have any questions regarding the UC Davis RHHO, please visit their website: https://avenuem.ucdavis.edu/apply.
UC San Diego School of Medicine
The UC San Diego School of Medicine will be the lead agency for the Region X Hub of Healthcare Opportunity (RHHO). UC San Diego’s commitment to the sustainability of diversity in healthcare is focused on awareness, education, recruitment, retention, and persistence. UC San Diego School of Medicine created the UniversityLink Medical Science Program (ULMSP). A summer residential and year-long advising and academic enrichment program that assists community college students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to make a successful transfer to the university and to enter the health professions. Due to the success of this program, UC San Diego was able to kick off the California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) through the CMSP pilot program where they recruited 25 students for Fall 2022 and are excited to start recruitment for Cohort 2 this Fall. The UC San Diego School of Medicine has partnered with CSU San Marcos, San Diego State University, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Innercare, UC San Diego Family Medicine Residency, Family Health Centers for San Diego Family Residency, Scripps Mercy Family Residency Program, Las Maestra Community Health Centers, Rady’s Children Hospital, and FACES for the future. Their community college partners include:
- San Diego Imperial County Community College Association (Palomar College, MiraCosta College, Grossmont College, Cuyamaca College, San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, Southwestern College, Imperial Valley College)
To learn more about the program, please visit their website: https://cmsp.ucsd.edu/.
UC Riverside School of Medicine
The UC Riverside School of Medicine is establishing the Inland Empire Regional Hub for Healthcare Opportunity (IE RHHO) in order to create a pre-med pathway for local community college students. This new pathway will bring together partners across Riverside and San Bernardino counties to address the physician shortages in the region. Partners include California State University, San Bernardino, UC Riverside, and several community-based organizations. They will also be partnering with the following California community colleges:
- Chaffey College
- College of the Desert
- Norco College
- Riverside City College
- San Bernardino Valley College
- Victor Valley College
If you have any questions regarding the UC Riverside RHHO, please visit their website: https://cmsp.ucr.edu/.
UCSF School of Medicine-Fresno
UCSF Fresno will be the lead agency for the San Joaquin Valley Regional Hub of Healthcare Opportunity (SJV-RHHO), which will create the first pre-med pathway in the San Joaquin Valley. UCSF Fresno is partnering with the California Health Sciences University, Fresno State, the California Area Health Education Center Program, the Central Valley Health Network, and the Valley Health Team Family Residency Medicine Program. The community college districts in this initiative are:
- State Center Community College District (Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, Madera/Oakhurst Community College, Reedley Community College)
- College of the Sequoias (Hanford, Tulare and Visalia campuses)
- Merced Community College District (Merced and Los Banos campuses)
- West Hills Community College District (Coalinga, Firebaugh and Lemoore campuses)
- Yosemite Community College District (Columbia College and Modesto Junior College)
If you have any questions regarding the UCSF Fresno RHHO, please visit their website: https://sjvmedbridge.ucsf.edu/ .