Sunday, July 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Med school grads pursuing careers in primary care

By
From page A4 | March 19, 2013 |

SACRAMENTO — Nearly half of the 107 medical students graduating from UC Davis in June will enter primary-care medicine residency programs, the highest percentage in more than a decade, demonstrating the school’s ongoing commitment to alleviating the nationwide shortage of providers in the specialty.

Of the 107 students in the UC Davis Medical School Class of 2013, 48.6 percent will advance their educations in primary-care medicine, the largest percentage since 2002, when 49.5 percent of students were accepted into primary-care residencies. This year, 9.4 percent will enter advanced subspecialty residencies, the lowest number since 2000.

The graduating class also is the second-largest in the past 13 years, second only to the Class of 2012, with 113 students, so that the total number of graduating students entering primary-care residencies also is larger. Class sizes vary from year to year. The class sizes have grown by as many as 20 students or more in recent years.

Fifty-nine percent of the graduates will attend residency programs in California, with 15 percent remaining at UC Davis to continue their training to become licensed physicians.

UC Davis students learned which residency training programs they would enter on Friday, during the annual event that occurs simultaneously at medical schools nationwide known as Match Day. The students celebrated with faculty, administrators, family and friends.

Each year, more than 16,000 medical school students in the United States, together with thousands of “independent” applicants including former medical school graduates, students at schools of osteopathy and graduates of foreign medical schools, apply for approximately 26,000 positions available in the U.S.

Their matches are based on the results of the National Resident Matching Program, which uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with those of residency programs at teaching programs nationwide.

Lee Jones, associate dean for student affairs, said students in the Class of 2013 matched to “really solid,” high-quality programs throughout the country, including residencies at Harvard University, Stanford University, UCLA, the University of Washington and other top-flight institutions, as well as UCD.

The percentage of students entering primary care increased once again, reaching a 10-year high, he said.

“The UC Davis School of Medicine is recognized nationwide for producing outstanding clinicians, people who are culturally competent and who really care about their patients,” Jones said. “They are academically superb, clinically wonderful people who you would want to go see as a doctor.

“We feel really good about passing the baton of medicine on to this next generation of physicians.”

“I am so thrilled to be going to my first-choice pediatric residency, and I am so thankful to UC Davis,” said Angela Venturelli, a 27-year-old graduate who is from South San Francisco. Venturelli will be pursuing a pediatrics residency at Oakland Children’s Hospital.

“The student-run clinics showed me how important it is for all people to have great primary care, regardless of age, status, or class,” Venturelli said.

Kaveh Zivari, 27, of Los Angeles, president of graduating class, was matched to a residency in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. — where his uncle completed his own residency in obstetrics and gynecology before him.

“This is a very exciting time for us,” Zivari said. “This huge weight is lifted off our shoulders. We did so many all-nighters, we answered so many pagers and we studied so hard — all for this moment. Now we know what our futures are going to be.

“I’m excited to be going to a big city to experience life in New York.”

Wendy Palacios, 28, of Fairfield, will spend a transitional year at Harbor UCLA Medical School before returning to UCD for a residency in diagnostic radiology.

“I feel a combination of utter elation and absolute relief mixed with a little freaking out,” Palacios said. “I’m overjoyed I got my number-one choice of UC Davis and am excited to take on the adventures that one year in Los Angeles will hold.”

— UC Davis Health News Office

Comments

comments

.

News

Zombies by rail: It’s not just a show, it’s a trip

By Evan Arnold-Gordon | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Fatal Covell Boulevard crash recalled in court

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

Humphrey Fellows will host Global Forum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Community gardens stretch food dollars, study finds

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
State can’t say if it’s meeting drought goal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Rairdan joins race for Davis school board

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Israel extends Gaza truce through Sunday

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

New ordinance aims to prevent nut thefts from orchards

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

 
Biggest book sale to date opens Friday at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Luna family matriarch turns 100

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
 
Discussion of oil by rail EIR planned Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Mace Innovation Center is focus of meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Freeway crash injures two drivers

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

Museum wants your old Davis High School yearbooks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Affordable housing forum planned in Davis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Protesters gather at Primate Center

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8

 
State awards $40,000 for historic property survey

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A8

Free blood pressure screenings offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Vanguard hosts economic development director

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Get a sneak peek at documentary trailer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Davis Chamber Choir sings short summer program

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9

Tasting event benefits Yolo Land Trust

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A9

 
At the Pond: From Davis, it’s easy to get back to nature

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Tickets on sale now for DHS Hall of Fame dinner

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Forum

Feels like a million miles away

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A7

 
Here’s what you need for a perfect wedding

By Marion Franck | From Page: A7

 
Check doctors’ vitals before they check yours

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Husband’s let himself go

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A14

 
Questions on water rights

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A16, 1 Comment

Campus turns on the tap

By Our View | From Page: A16

 
So, what’s in a week’s worth of waste?

By Michelle Millet | From Page: A16

Pat Oliphant cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A16

 
Golf tourney was a big success

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A16

We can do more to help

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A17

 
New playground is wonderful

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A17

Just Us in Davis: Little Rock Nine hero to celebrate with Davis youths

By Jann L. Murray-Garcia | From Page: A17 | Gallery

 
.

Sports

Sutherland presents 1st clinic; golf column on its way

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
New Korematsu teacher is an American Ninja Warrior

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Gray wins 6th straight, A’s 4 HRs beat Texas 5-1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Nibali set to cruise to Tour victory

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Area sports briefs: River Cats take Game 1 of doubleheader

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Companies will collaborate on crop insect control

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A13

 
Developer’s commitments: affordable and green

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13 | Gallery

Lagerstrom represents Davis at Mary Kay seminar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

 
UC Davis Health System earns ‘Most Wired’ award

By Charles Casey | From Page: A15

Bartholomew hires new associate

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A15

Go back to school with Great Clips

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
.

Obituaries

Carlton Hope Meister

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Jonathan Eric Hollander

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A6