If you are considering taking a year off to do research with a mentor or a particular program, we have put together some options you can explore below. We have also provided the information below for those considering one of the UCLA combined degree programs to which we will have information sessions and meetings to help you with obtaining the necessary information about deadlines and each programs application process.
Options outside of UCLA
See information about Articulated/Current Degree Programs
You could also apply for funding for a research year fellowship in the Dean’s Leadership in Health and Science Scholarship program, but that is typically done at UCLA.
The Dean’s Leadership in Health and Science Scholarship a unique opportunity for students seeking to take an additional year in medical school to pursue research and scholarship and/or an additional degree. Through the generosity of Irma and Norman Switzer, we established a fund that provides support to enable 4-6 medical students per year to pursue an additional year, in which they may engage full time in research or work towards an additional degree. For those pursuing research, the scholarship will provide a full-year stipend equivalent to that offered by many external grants of this type. For those students seeking an additional degree at a school at UCLA (e.g. Anderson, Luskin or Fielding), the scholarship will provide this stipend plus full tuition and fees; students should be accepted at the time of application.
For more information please contact:
Linda G. Baum, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and Scholarship Shamar Jones - Research Advisor