The UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP) 2020-2021 Students.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions. The Summer sessions begins June to July and the Academic year session that runs from September through May for each cohort.
The Summer program begins with an intensive six-week summer session, focused upon prerequisite science review and on MCAT preparation. Distinguished guest lecturers will also provide seminars and workshops discussing; academic skills; extensive and lively reviews of biology, chemistry, and physics; self-development, time management; financial planning; medical school re-application, and interviewing skills. Current medical students and former RAP participants provide supporting mentoring and meetings to RAP students.
An individualized academic-year program that consists of a science curriculum will follow. Participants, in close consultation with program advisors, will select their courses through UCLA Extension or a local California State University. Medical school re-application preparation and strategies will be conducted individually. Mock interviews will be conducted and videotaped for participant evaluation and feedback. During the academic year segment, students will meet regularly with program advisors and mentors. Occasionally, the RAP program makes recommendations that will require more than the 11 months to strengthen the participant’s application to medical school. In such cases, we continue to monitor the progress of these candidates after the 11 months program to assure completion.
January 2021– Application Opens
May, 2021 – Final Deadline- Application Closes
June - July 2021- RAP SUMMER SESSION
September 2021 - May 2022 - RAP Academic Session
Students are eligible for UCLA RAP if they -meet all of the following prerequisites:
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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Re-Application Program is a participant with the consortium of the University of California medical schools postbac programs online application service. To apply for the UCLA RAP Program and all UC postbac programs, you must go to the website linked below to complete and send your application through the centralized application portal managed by UC Davis. Finalist will be granted an interview and notified of their acceptance.
All inquiries regarding status of application and receipt of supplemental documents must be directed to Pbcentraladmin@ucdavis.edu
Summer Session (June - July)
The program begins June and ends July . Please be aware that the six week summer session requires a commitment of 6 days and some evening participation each week in addition to homework and group study. Therefore, students will not be able to hold part-time employment during that time period. Program includes:
Academic Session (September - May)
Financial Responsibility and Assistance
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Re-Application Program is made possible by funding from the University of California Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. There is no tuition or enrollment fee for participation, however students are expected to meet the responsibility of their own living expenses for both sessions of the program, in addition to any tuition and/or fees for courses during the academic-year session to be paid directly to the institution they will be enrolling. Participants may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.
Please send all inquiries to: UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu
David Geffen School of Medicine
Outreach & Pipeline Programs
885 Tiverton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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