A Date with the Future of Healthcare
The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference becomes a focal point for future healthcare professionals annually. Its dynamic blend of informative sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibit presentations is an essential event for anyone seeking direction and inspiration in their healthcare journey. As a proud participant and tradition-holder, we at International Medical Aid (IMA) will meet you at this year’s exciting event.
What's Awaiting You at the Conference?
This event, anticipated to host around 3,000 attendees, is more than just a conference – it’s an enriching experience. From the morning inauguration to the closing event, every segment is planned to provide value for its participants.
The Day's Program October 14, 2023
- 6 am – 8 am: Attendee Check-In at Hutchison Field. Ensure you have your confirmation email (a digital copy is acceptable).
- 8 am – 9 am: A warm welcome at UCenter (University Credit Union Center) to initiate the day.
- 9 am – 12 pm: The Pre-Health Fair at Hutchison Field awaits you. This is where you’ll find IMA, providing insights into various healthcare pathways.
- 12 pm – 1 pm: Lunch Break. (Please note: lunch is not part of the registration fee. It’s advisable to plan.)
- 1 pm – 4 pm: Engage in eye-opening workshop sessions in three slots. Stay for the closing event after the last session at UCenter.
For comprehensive updates, be sure to review the Attendees page.
Finding Your Way Around the UC Davis Campus
The Davis campus is vast and buzzing with activity. If this is your first visit, don’t worry. A quick look at the campus map can ease your concerns. Additionally, friendly staff will be available to help and provide directions throughout the day.
Discover Healthcare Careers at the Pre-Health Fair
The uniqueness of this conference lies in its comprehensive coverage of healthcare. Whether your interests lie in allopathic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, physical therapy, or nursing, there’s a session for you.
Meet IMA - Your Passport to Global Healthcare Opportunities
Situated in the Opportunity Section of the conference, the IMA team eagerly anticipates your visit. The world of healthcare is vast. And while the conference will present numerous paths, our booth is where global experiences meet local aspirations. At IMA, internships aren’t just about observing. They’re about experiencing, learning, and impacting. Here’s why connecting with us can be pivotal:
Internship Information: Interact with us to learn about transformative internships in Kenya and Peru. Get a feel for our programs’ scope, variety, and impact.
Alumni Conversations: Real-life experiences are invaluable. Our esteemed alumni will be on hand to share their journeys, offering genuine advice and answering your questions.
Exclusive Materials: Collect our unique resources – brochures, pamphlets, and more – to delve further into our offerings.
Broaden Your Horizons with IMA
Embarking on a journey with IMA is not just about clinical exposure or gaining professional experiences; it’s about expanding your worldview, understanding diverse cultures, and deepening your medical and personal knowledge. Here’s a closer look at what we offer:
Culturally-immersed Language Training: Delve into our Swahili language courses, meticulously crafted around clinical scenarios. This integration aids in practical application, allowing healthcare aspirants to communicate more effectively with local patients and staff.
Interdisciplinary Learning: Our language programs also touch upon socio-cultural elements, giving students a well-rounded perspective on the Kenyan and East African ethos.
Adventure Awaits: East Africa is a natural beauty and wildlife treasure trove. As part of our program, you can embark on iconic journeys. Experience the raw beauty of the Masai Mara Safari, witness the Great Migration, or challenge yourself with the Mt. Kilimanjaro ascent, Africa’s highest peak. These expeditions offer relaxation and insight into the region’s biodiversity, further enriching your stay.
World-class Clinical Experiences: We’ve partnered with major teaching hospitals in Kenya and Peru to provide our interns with robust clinical experiences. These establishments range from urban centers equipped with modern facilities to rural clinics tackling unique regional challenges.
Comprehensive Learning Curve: Our interns don’t just observe. They are immersed in daily hospital routines, assisting and learning from seasoned professionals. Exposure ranges from common procedures to intricate surgeries and rare clinical cases, ensuring a holistic learning experience.
Workshops and Lectures: Beyond hands-on experiences, our program includes various workshops and lectures curated by experts in the field. These sessions complement clinical learning, covering various topics, from advanced medical techniques to regional health challenges and innovations.
Community Medical Clinics: IMA recognizes the importance of community healthcare, especially in regions where access to medical facilities can be limited. Our interns are privileged to participate in community outreach programs, clinics, and health awareness campaigns, further solidifying their understanding of global health dynamics.
Diverse Medical Fields: IMA’s internships span various fields, from general medicine and surgery to specialized sectors like pediatrics, gynecology, and more. This diversity allows interns to choose a path aligning with their interests, ensuring focused learning.
Guided Mentorship: One of the pillars of our program is mentorship. Interns are paired with experienced professionals who guide, advise, and assist them throughout their journey. This one-on-one interaction accelerates learning and provides invaluable insights into the healthcare profession.
We encourage you to meet us at the Conference to truly grasp the depth and breadth of IMA’s offerings. Our programs are a confluence of learning, experience, and personal growth, promising professional advancement and memories that last a lifetime.
Who Benefits from IMA's Internships?
For those passionate about healthcare and keen to broaden their perspectives beyond traditional settings, International Medical Aid provides a singular opportunity. Our internships span various healthcare domains, ensuring that there’s a program perfectly suited for you regardless of specialization. Here’s a brief overview:
Aspiring Medical Professionals
Gain practical experience with our Pre-Medicine/Medicine Internship Program in Kenya and Peru, exposing you to clinical environments distinct from Western settings.
Future Physician Assistants
Our Pre-PA/Physician Assistant Internship Program delves into varied medical situations, imparting a thorough grasp of the role and its nuances.
Nutrition and Dietetics Students
As holistic health and nutrition gain prominence, our Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program is tailor-made for those zealous about dietary norms and wellness.
Experience the world of nursing, from everyday to unusual challenges, especially within the Kenyan and Peruvian medical landscapes, through our Pre-Nursing/Nursing Internship Program.
Mental Health Advocates
Understand the unique challenges and therapeutic techniques related to mental health in the region with our Mental Health Internship Program in Kenya.
Individuals interested in Midwifery
The Midwifery Internship Program offers a detailed perspective on maternal health, significantly contrasting Western medical practices.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Students
Our Physical Therapy Internship Program road ensures practical exposure to rehabilitative care across a broad patient demographic.
Dental Healthcare Students
Dental practices can vary by region. Gain a thorough understanding of dental care methods and obstacles in Kenya and Peru through our Pre-Dental/Dentistry Internship Program.
In essence, if you’re a student or professional eager to understand global healthcare dynamics, desire hands-on clinical experience, and wish to make an impact. At the same time, learning IMA’s internships are an ideal fit. You will enhance your clinical skills, immerse yourself in rich cultures, understand global health challenges, and contribute to meaningful change. Join IMA to deepen your healthcare journey.
Considering a Gap Year? Shape a Memorable Chapter with IMA
For those contemplating a gap year, IMA offers an unparalleled experience, blending global healthcare insights from diverse terrains like Kenya and Peru.
Global Healthcare Insights: Journey through healthcare terrains in Kenya and Peru. Grasp the dynamics, subtleties, and stark differences between regions.
True Cultural Engagement: Engage intimately with local communities, understanding their traditions, challenges, and dreams.
Skill Enhancement: Sharpen your clinical prowess by collaborating with seasoned professionals in diverse medical surroundings.
Flexible Durations & Focused Language Courses: IMA caters to all, whether a brief involvement or prolonged stay. Moreover, learn Swahili in Kenya or Spanish in Peru through our clinically aligned language programs.
Adventurous Expeditions: Elevate your gap year with thrilling experiences like the Masai Mara Safari in Kenya or the awe-inspiring Inca Trail in Peru.
The healthcare future is at your doorstep. The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference is your destination whether you’re a budding doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Come step forward into your desired future.
Essential Preparations for the Conference
Dress Smart: Davis weather in October varies between 72-84°F. Opt for business-casual attire while being mindful of the climate.
Strategize Your Sessions: Although didactic workshops are open to all, some interactive sessions might have restricted seating. Stay informed to ensure you’re not left out.
Stay Updated: Attendees will be handed the entire conference program on the event day. Those registered will also get a digital version in advance.
Registration Note: Historically, these conferences have witnessed overwhelming responses. Ensure you register early to claim your spot. Same-day registrations might be challenging due to limited availability.
The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference isn’t just another event. It’s an opportunity – to learn, network, and set the trajectory for your healthcare career. And as you navigate through this journey, remember that International Medical Aid is here, ready to guide, assist, and offer experiences beyond borders.
Make sure to mark October 14, 2023, on your calendar. IMA looks forward to meeting you there, discussing your aspirations, and introducing you to global healthcare avenues that can redefine your professional journey.