Two pre-medicals and one post-baccalaureate programs are offered by the David Geffen School of Medicine. The programs are held annually to prepare promising disadvantaged students for professional training and careers in medicine.
Medical faculty, science professors, advisors, admissions officers, and current medical students work with participants in small group settings.
In addition to didactic work, participants are assigned to observe practicing physicians and researchers performing the typical functions of their professions. Special focus is directed towards the provision of care in health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas/populations in California.
Funding for these programs is provided by the University of California Academic Preparation & Educational Partnership, David Geffen School of Medicine.
Freshmen and Sophomore College students:
The UCLA/DREW Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a six-week summer enrichment program targeting educationally and financially disadvantaged community college students while also accepting a number of 4-year college students.
Junior in college and above:
The UCLA Pre-medical Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP) is a four-week nonresidential summer program for promising pre-medical students from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds, that aims to strengthen student ability and readiness to study medicine.
The UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP) is an eleven-month postbaccalaureate program offered by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, designed to assist promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds who were previously unsuccessful in gaining admission to a U.S. medical school.
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