In addition to an innovative core curriculum, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has four specialized longitudinal tracks designed to expand perspectives and provide opportunities for special mentorship and individualized experiences. They prepare 4th year medical students for leadership roles in special types of careers in medicine. Each track consists of 6 evening sessions with individualized speakers and topics relevant to each track.
Track Facilitator/Director: Nasim Afsar
This track is designed to challenge your thinking about health care systems and leadership. The structure of each session includes presentation of new concepts with discussion and group work on how to integrate it into your personal and professional life. Guest speakers will discuss their leadership journey and reflect on what the theme of the day means to them. Guests will include executive leadership from David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health. In addition the track will include Journal club presentations and discussions.
Track Facilitator/Director: Rachel Brook and Danny Kahn
The Global Health Track (GHT) is a scholarly focus on global health training and education for 4th year DGSOM medical students This track will dive into emerging issues in global health that require significant attention. You will hear from leading speakers on these topics and be challenged to think outside the box. This is for students with all levels of global health experience. Our goal is to provide you with the groundwork to become a well-rounded, culturally competent, innovative physician with the knowledge to address the needs of the future. Each lecture series will focus on academic and clinical topics in global health. The lecture series will take place in conjunction with the Department of medicine global Health
Track Facilitator/Director: Joel Braslow
This track is designed to build your understanding of the historical, social and cultural factors that have shaped modern medicine and health care and to help you think about how you can apply this understanding to your own practice and work. The structure of each session includes presentations of new material and concepts from readings, with discussion about current relevance, and group focus on one or more case studies.
Track Facilitator/Director: Gerald Lipshutz