Humanistic learning

Creating world leaders in health and science. 

We empower students and trainees to change the face of healthcare, enhance the research enterprise, and enhance equity in academic medicine.

Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is about more than just learning. Our medical students, trainees, and postdocs care for local communities, make discoveries in the lab, and form lifelong bonds — all while gaining the skills they need to change the face of health and advance our commitment to justice, equity, and diversity inclusion.

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Executive Leadership

Dr. Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown, MD

Interim Vice Dean for Education for the David Geffen School of Medicine, Assistant Dean, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Biomedical Graduate Education

Alex Bui, PhD

Alex Bui, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education

 Nelson F. SooHoo, MD

Nelson F. SooHoo, MD

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Designated Institutional Official for UCLA Health System

Global Health Program

MSTP Education

Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD

Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology Co-Director UCLA-Cal Tech MSTP Program

Medical School

We believe that a diverse student body is an integral part of education and is essential to the development of our future physicians, scientists and leaders.