Medical Students Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast at the Annual Canned Food Drive
Many medical schools are situated miles away from their university campus, connected in name only. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, positioned directly adjacent to the UCLA campus, is an integral part of the university in both proximity and function. Moreover, it is not connected with just any campus, but with one of the leading universities in the world.
This cohesion among medical school, teaching hospital and general campus has resulted in highly productive collaborations involving medical school faculty and basic scientists on the campus, as well as postgraduates from both camps. For medical students at UCLA, it has proved enriching in a variety of other ways.
The city of Los Angeles is arguably one of the most exciting cities in the nation. The weather couldn't be better most days out of the year, and there really is something for everyone. Whether you are a film buff, an artist, a foodie, a sports fan, or an outdoor enthusiast you can find your niche here. Love life in LA.
The Geffy Guide is a labor of love for the students who put it together year after year. Originally the brainchild of Vatche Tchekmedyian (Medical Student Council President 2010-2011, DGSOM '11) the guide aims to serve as a 'for students, by students' snapshot of medical school life at UCLA. The guide includes important information not written in the syllabus or orientation materials, as well as first hand experiences from DGSOM medical students. Just one more testament to the sense of community and support you will find at UCLA.
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The student body, faculty, and staff that you'll find at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be one of the most diverse you could hope for with a high faculty to student ratio.