UCLA PRIME Program Students Celebrate a Successful Match Day
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, which provides an introduction to clinical training during the third and fourth years of medical school.
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 and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, offers a six-year training program leading to the 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.
The UCLA PRIME Program is a five-year program track focused on the development of leaders in medicine addressing policy, care, and research in healthcare for the underserved. In coordination with the Office of Admissions at David Geffen School of Medicine, approximately 18 students are admitted yearly and identify with one of two programs PRIME-WESTWOOD(14), and PRIME -Drew(4). Following the successful completion of Year 3 (Required Clinical Clerkships) coursework, PRIME students pursue a one-year Masters degree in an area that compliments the mission of the program. The majority of PRIME students gain acceptance and enroll in one of UCLA's Concurrent Degree Programs but are welcome to pursue a Masters Degree at another site.
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 Masters Program and be in good academic standing within the School of Medicine at the time of application to the Concurrent Degree 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 MPD/MPP program. The masters portion is concurrent with the last year of MD coursework. Coursework and requirements both the MD and Masters program must be completed to be awarded the concurrent degree. 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. During their year of Master's degree studies, students in our Concurrent Degree programs pursue opportunities for clinical experiences and shadowing, to pursue their clinical interests and ultimately ease their transition back to the clinical arena.
The DGSOM Financial Aid Office administers financial aid for all 5 years of the approved concurrent degree MD-MBA, MD-MPH, and MD-MPP programs, including year 4 when students pursue their Masters. See our guide for additional information.