M.D.-Ph.D. - Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Once students have completed their PhD research and have filed their PhD dissertation, they return to the third year of medical school. Upon nearing completion of their doctorate, in preparation for transitioning to the clinical arena, students in our MSTP program participate in a Clinical Re-Entry Preceptorship Program, that includes monthly sessions on physical examination and history-taking. MSTP students then also join the MD3 medical school class in a two-week-long Clinical Foundations course, an introduction to clinical training prior to entry into required clinical clerkships.
M.D.-D.D.S - UCLA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
The School of Dentistry Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjunction with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, offers a six-year training program leading to the DDS/MD degree and a certificate of specialization in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The program includes three years as a resident on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, two years as a full-time student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and one year as an intern/resident on the General Surgery Service of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Concurrent Degree Programs
DGSOM students who are in good academic standing and have successfully completed Year 3 (Required Clinical Clerkships) may pursue the Master of Business Administration, Public Policy, or Public Health as part of the UCLA Concurrent degree program. For admission, applicants are required to satisfy the regular admission requirements for the respective Program. The GMAT is required for admission to the MD/MBA Program while MCAT scores may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for both the MD/MPH and MD/MPP program. While the MBA, MPP and MPH programs at UCLA are typically two years, the concurrent degree programs allow completion of the master’s degree concurrently with the MD degree.
Students spend one year full time on coursework for the master’s degree, and then complete the requirements of their program during the MS4 year, so that the master’s degree and MD degree are both awarded at the end of the MS4 year. Students enrolled in the MD/MPP and MD/MPH concurrent degree programs pay Medical School fees and tuition throughout all the years of the program whereas students enrolled in the MD/MBA pay the tuition and fees associated with the Anderson School of Business.
***Students concurrently enrolled at Anderson, Fielding or Luskin who plan to begin after MS3 are also able to take DGSOM coursework during the time of dual enrollment. During the academic year of the master's degree students may take MS4 electives before or after classes start and end as long as prerequisites have been met.
Guidelines for those students considering a concurrent master’s degree or interested in pursuing a master’s degree at another institution are outlined below.
Students should consider staying at UCLA for Masters’ degrees in concurrent programs to facilitate completion of requirements AND to develop long-term collaborations/projects that may extend past the Master’s year. Students who have reasons to consider going to another campus in the US or abroad must discuss plans with Dr. Moreno, Dr. Miller, Dr. Calmes, or Dr. Baum.
If a student plans to go to another campus for a Master’s degree and, after completing the MS3 year, wants to do MS4 electives after the end of Spring semester, prior to starting at another campus, the student will acknowledge that tuition and fees will have to be paid for both campuses for that term, and Federal financial aid is available only for one campus in the US. If receiving financial aid, students are required to speak with their DGSOM financial aid counselor to understand their aid eligibility and options.
If a student is enrolled in a Master’s degree program at another campus that ends after the start of our Fall semester, the student may not enroll in MS4 electives until the term for which the student is enrolled at the other campus is complete. In addition, the student will acknowledge that tuition and fees will have to be paid for both campuses for that term, and Federal financial aid is available only for one campus in the US. If receiving financial aid, students are required to speak with their DGSOM financial aid counselor to understand their aid eligibility and options.
According to University policy, students must be enrolled for the final term in which their degree(s) is/are awarded, even if the required number of elective weeks is completed by the end of Fall semester. This applies to all MS4 students. If receiving financial aid, students are required to speak with their DGSOM financial aid counselor to understand their aid eligibility and options as there is a minimum enrollment requirement in order to be eligible for financial aid (12 weeks per semester).