Accreditation and Rankings
UCLA places among the nation’s best
An overview of what makes UCLA, and the DGSOM, unique.
UCLA, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, performs well in all national and international rankings of public and private universities, including the most widely known list published by U.S. News & World Report. Here you'll be in good company with leaders across our mission areas working to impact the world for good.
UCLA Health, Nationally Ranked Health System, 2021
UCLA, Nationally Ranked Public University, 2021
DGSOM, National Institutes of Health Research Funding, 2022
Most diverse medical school, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Best medical schools, Primary Care, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Best medical schools, Research, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Educational Range and Quality of Experience
Partner/concurrent degree programs for medical students
ACGME accredited speciality and subspecialty programs
Distinct fields of PhD training in the biosciences
On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles
Excellence in Faculty and Mentorship
American Society for Clinical Investigation Members
National Academy of Medicine Members
National Academy of Sciences Members
UCLA-wide Nobel Laureates
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting agency serving medical schools in United States and Canada. Accreditation by the LCME establishes eligibility for selected federal grants and programs, including Title VII funding administered by the U.S. Public Health Service. Additionally, graduate of LCME-accredited schools are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). DGSOM was first accredited by the LCME in 1951.
In February 2021, DGSOM participated in a site visit to seek our eight-year reaccreditation from the LCME. This is a peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether an institution’s program and medical school meet nationally established standards, outlined in the Functions and Structure of a Medical School. The almost two-year self-study process that followed included our entire educational community — faculty, residents, staff, and students — whom provided valuable reflection on our strengths and important feedback on how we can continue to improve as a medical school.
The February 2021 site visit consisted of submitting a survey package containing the following:
- Data Collection Instrument (DCI)
- Institutional Self-Study
- Independent Student Analysis