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The mission of the medical education program of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is to prepare graduates for distinguished careers in clinical practice, teaching, research, and public service. Recognizing that medical school is but one phase in a physician's education, the faculty has worked to create an environment where students prepare for a future in which scientific knowledge, societal values, and human needs are ever changing. To meet this challenge, our graduates have the skills to provide quality care for their patients, to contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge, and to continue learning throughout their careers. They are involved in service to the community and demonstrate a firm commitment to the humanistic, ethical, legal and cultural aspects of medicine. We believe that a diverse student body is an integral part of medical education and is essential to the development of patient-centered care.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
DGSOM seeks students who will be future leaders, have distinguished careers in clinical practice, teaching, research and public service. The school strives to create an environment in which students prepare for a future in which scientific knowledge, societal values and human needs are ever changing.
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
MSTP is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical sciences. The average time to complete both degrees for students in the UCLA-Caltech MSTP is eight years. The traditional course of study begins with the first two years of medical school, followed by four years of PhD graduate training, and concluding with the third and fourth years of medical school. The MSTP and David Geffen School of Medicine work with students to enable optimal completion of all aspects of student training.
Program In Medical Education
Degrees: MD + Master's
UCLA PRIME is a five-year dual degree program focusing on the development of leaders in medicine addressing policy, care and research in healthcare for the underserved. The dual degree program leads to a MD and a Masters in areas that complement the mission of the program. These might include MBA, MPH or Masters in Public Policy. The cohort will be composed of approximately 18 students. Students will identify with one of two programs: PRIME UCLA Westwood (14) or PRIME UCLA-CDU (4). Each program will coordinate with the others but acceptance will be to MD/Graduate program for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
UCLA/Charles R. Drew Medical Education Program
The mission of the College of Medicine is to provide education, research and clinical service in the context of community engagement in order to train physician leaders who promote wellness, who provide care with excellence and compassion and who are committed to transforming the health of diverse and underserved communities. Students matriculate with the David Geffen School of Medicine and complete two years of course work at the UCLA campus.
UCLA SHPEP - Summer Health Professions Education Program
UCLA PREP - UCLA Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program
UCLA RAP - UCLA Reapplication Program