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Office of Leadership, Service and Career

Lead Pre-Health


Presented by Medical Education and the Office of Leadership, Service and Career at UC Merced.  


WE BELIEVE that future health leaders, ready for 21st-century challenges, are studying at UC Merced.  And we've built a leader-development program designed to support these aspiring leaders as they prepare for a career serving our communities. 


           Are you one of these leaders?


Primary Contact: Hector Cuevas Hcuevas@ucmerced.edu 

The Program

This distinguished, year-long program provides:

      Executive leadership seminars with health care and public health leaders
      Leader-development workshops to enhance your leadership style and skillsets
      Team-based health care leadership projects that impact our local communities

      Previous seminars have featured: 
      Dr. Carrie Byington, Executive Vice President of UC Health
      Dr. Calvin Wheeler, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, TPMG
      Dr. Glen Villanueva, CMO Livingston Community Health
      and many more

Program Structure:

      •  16 sessions throughout academic year
      •  All workshops will happen on Fridays 1:30p - 3:30pm. 
      •  All sessions required

Community Impact Project:

      Depending on project availability, participants will work in teams to either
              1.  Lead a hands-on project to positively impact our community health
              OR
              2.  Address a specific health care leadership challenge through an in-depth project proposal

In order to participate, students must:

      •  Be seeking a Health and/or Public Health profession
      •  Be in their second-to-last year at UC Merced
      •  Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
      •  Be willing to commit to the full range of program requirements and activities for the entire year. 



We have already accepted participatnts for the 2021-22 academic year.

Sign up below for updates on the program for the next academic year (2022-2023)!