Successful applicants will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a US or Canadian institution by completing at minimum 3 years of undergraduate coursework or have obtained a graduate degree from a US or Canadian institution. Please note AP credit is acceptable.
We adhere to the principle that college years not only prepare students for professional schools, but also provide opportunities for creative intellectual engagement, promote enthusiasm for lifelong learning, and engender psychosocial maturity.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA does not evaluate specific prerequisite coursework. Instead, applicants are given the flexibility to demonstrate mastery of competency areas throughout their unique academic history. To lay the foundation of success in medical school, we recommend applicants demonstrate the following key competencies through the successful completion of college-level coursework.
The School of Medicine has an ethical responsibility for the safety of patients with whom students and graduates will come in contact. Students are admitted by the School of Medicine for the purpose of training them to become competent and compassionate physicians who are capable of entering a residency program and requires that they must meet all requirements necessary to obtain a medical license. Essential abilities and characteristics are required for completion of the MD degree. See https://medschool.ucla.edu/current-10-technical-non-academic-standards.