AvenueM is a community college to medical school pathway program that aims to reduce barriers to entry to medical and other healthcare careers. UC Davis School of Medicine will partner with three 4-year institutions – UC Davis, California State University (CSU), Sacramento, and Cal Poly Humboldt – and a network of community colleges feeding into them, to establish this robust educational ecosystem. Avenue M aims to provide support and mentorship to students from communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in medicine (URiM) to become physicians, including but not exclusive to: Black, American Indian & Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Hispanic or Latino, Filipino, Hmong, Cambodian, Lao, Mien, and Vietnamese.

AvenueM leverages existing programs and fills gaps in the transfer student pathway through a series of interventions and wraparound services. The program eliminates the barriers that prevent the full participation of students who are historically excluded and URiM.

Partner Community Colleges include:

  • American River College
  • California Tribal College (starting in Fall 2023)
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Mendocino College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College (starting in Fall 2023)
  • Solano College (starting in Fall 2023)
  • Woodland Community College
  • Yuba College