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About Us

MEDS is an all-day conference for pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-health students at UC San Diego and neighboring community colleges.


MEDS stands for "Medical Education for Diverse Students,"and is specifically designed to close the disparities seen in both medical education and health care. The health care system needs professionals from diverse backgrounds, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients. There will be workshops on all components of the application process: testing, writing personal statements, interviewing, and more. On top of that, the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Pharmacy has invited conference attendees to participate in hands-on workshops in the brand-new patient simulation labs, just like first-year medical and pharmacy students.

Regardless of your level of preparation for applying, MEDS hopes to equip students with foundational and essential information needed to successfully apply to medical or pharmacy schools. And we hope to have some fun doing so.

The theme for the MEDS Conference 2024 will be, The Future of Healthcare: Innovations for the Future. 

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