The UCLA campus is perpetually in motion. Our students start and join more than 800 clubs, kick start businesses, run organizations and are deeply involved with the community.
The medical students at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are involved in service to the community and demonstrate a firm commitment to the humanistic, ethical, legal and cultural aspects of medicine.
Edgar Corona, a third-year medical student in the UCLA PRIME program, won a Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship given to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities in the United States.
The Franklin C. McLean Award was established in 1968 in memory of the founder of National Medical Fellowships. The McLean Award is NMF's oldest and most prestigious medical student honor. It is presented to a senior medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service. This year's McLean Award recipient is Richard Morgan, MD Candidate 2019, Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science and PhD Candidate 2017, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Abraar is one of 14 medical students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program in Europe this summer, which uses the conduct of physicians and other medical professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary medical ethics.
The SNMA follows its mission by creating programming initiatives to support current and future underrepresented minority medical students. Members simultaneously address the needs of underserved communities. The SNMA also works to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.