The UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP) 2016-2017 Students. PhotoCredit: Thomas Luong,MS2 DGSOM
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions. The Summer sessions begins June 19 to July 21st, 2017 and the Academic year session that runs from September 2017 through May 2018 for each cohort.
The Summer program begins with an intensive six-week summer session, focused upon prerequisite science review and on MCAT preparation. Distinguished guest lecturers will also provide seminars and workshops discussing; academic skills; extensive and lively reviews of biology, chemistry, and physics; self-development, time management; financial planning; medical school re-application, and interviewing skills. Current medical students and former RAP participants provide supporting mentoring and meetings to RAP students.
An individualized academic-year program that consists of a science curriculum will follow. Participants, in close consultation with program advisors, will select their courses through UCLA Extension or a local California State University. Medical school re-application preparation and strategies will be conducted individually. Mock interviews will be conducted and videotaped for participant evaluation and feedback. During the academic year segment, students will meet regularly with program advisors and mentors. Occasionally, the RAP program makes recommendations that will require more than the 11 months to strengthen the participant’s application to medical school. In such cases, we continue to monitor the progress of these candidates after the 11 months program to assure completion.
Important Dates January 2, 2017 – Application Opens May 8, 2017 – Final Deadline- Application Closes June 19 - July 21, 2017 - RAP SUMMER SESSIONSeptember 2017 - May 2018 - RAP Academic Session
Students are eligible for UCLA RAP if they -meet all of the following prerequisites:
Application Process Finalist will be granted an interview and notified of their acceptance. Application for the next application cycle 2017-2018 is now OPEN.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Re-Application Program is a participant with the consortium of the University of California medical schools postbac programs online application service.
STEP 1: SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION THROUGH UCPOSTBAC CONSORTIUM
To apply for the UCLA RAP Program and all UC postbac programs, you must go to the following website to complete and send your application: https://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/
For your application to be complete you must have submitted this online application (with all of the required entries filled in), and the following material must have been received by the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium's central office:
Letters of recommendation and transcripts should be sent directly from the source (recommender or transcript institution) to the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium. AMCAS applications should be sent by the applicant to the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium. The address for the Consortium is:
UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium UC Davis School of Medicine 4610 X Street, Suite 3104 Sacramento, CA 95817
Checking on the Status of your Supporting Materials: The central office will automatically distribute copies of your materials to all of the programs you have selected for submission. Once you have completed and submitted your online application, you will be able to check on which supporting materials have been received and the status of your application. You must log in first then view your submitted application under "User Application(s)". Please allow one week for received materials to be uploaded.
Please note that all of the required materials must have been received by the programs before your application will be considered.
Information collected on this site is secure and will only be shared within the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium.
STEP 2: UPON ACCEPTANCE TO THE PROGRAM These are the additional materials we will need:
Applicants can email the photo to UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu
Accepted Applicants must mail in all additional documents in ONE envelope packet. Mail documents to:
David Geffen School of Medicine Diversity Inclusion, & Outreach 885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 305Los Angeles, CA 90095
Summer Session (June 19-July 21, 2017) The program begins June 2016 and ends July 2016. Please be aware that the six week summer session requires a commitment of 6 days and some evening participation each week in addition to homework and group study. Therefore, students will not be able to hold part-time employment during that time period. Program includes:
Academic Session (September 2017 - May 2018)
Participant’s Responsibilities Upon acceptance of a position in the David Geffen School of Medicine’s Re-Application PProgram, each participant will be responsible to:
Financial Responsibility and Assistance The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Re-Application Program is made possible by funding from the University of California Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. There is no tuition or enrollment fee for participation, however students are expected to meet the responsibility of their own living expenses for both sessions of the program, in addition to any tuition and/or fees for courses during the academic-year session. Participants may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.
Monica Perkins, M.Ed.Interim Director Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Jam Narte, B.S. Program Coordinator Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Schedule an appointment
Please send all inquiries to: UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu
David Geffen School of Medicine Diversity Inclusion, & Outreach 885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 305Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-3575