David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA students at the 4th Year Banquet
Beginning in 2018: Competency-based Admissions Considerations for DGSOM at UCLA
Beginning in the 2018 admissions cycle, DGSOM at UCLA will be moving towards competency-based entrance requirements. Successful applicants will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a US or Canadian college, or the equivalent, by completing at minimum 3 years of undergraduate or graduate level college coursework. We adhere to the principle that college years not only prepare students for professional schools but also provide opportunities for creative intellectual engagement and experiences that promote enthusiasm for lifelong learning and engender psychosocial maturity. We recommend applicants demonstrate the following competencies through the successful completion of the suggested college-level course work. The fundamental knowledge gained via this coursework lays the foundation that helps support success in medical school. Please note AP credit is acceptable.
A. A successful DGSOM at UCLA applicant will have demonstrated attainment of knowledge in the following topics:
B. A successful DGSOM at UCLA applicant will have demonstrated attainment of skills in the following areas:
C. A successful DGSOM at UCLA applicant will have demonstrated awareness in: