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Two medical students high five at the White Coat Ceremony

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's community members are some of the most recognized and decorated individuals in the medical and research communities.

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On June 3, nearly 160 graduates became doctors, receiving their doctoral hoods and reciting the…
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Tam Au
A first-generation DGSOM graduate reflects on her roots and time in medical
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GHHS Inductees 2022
On June 13, twenty-three medical students and one faculty member were inducted into the Gold Humanism…
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O. Joe Hines, MD
Dr. O. Joe Hines, interim chair of the surgery department and UCLA’s Robert and Kelly Day Professor of…
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Daniel Okobi, left, Elizabeth Heredia and Dr. Lawrence Benjamin

MHO Gala

The Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO) honored winners of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion innovation and travel grants with an inaugural gala and reception.

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E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD


E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, a distinguished endocrinologist with a lengthy record as a researcher and clinician, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medicine.

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First Gen Celebrations, 2021

First Gen

First-gen medical students share their experiences and messages for others on the same path.

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In 2021, the school celebrated its 70th anniversary and took the opportunity to chart the year.

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