The UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP) 2016-2017 Students. PhotoCredit: Thomas Luong,MS3 DGSOM
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 2019 and the Academic year session that runs from September 2019 through May 2020 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.
Important Dates January 2019 – Application Opens May 6, 2019 – Final Deadline- Application Closes June - July 2019 - RAP SUMMER SESSIONSeptember 2019 - May 2020 - RAP Academic Session
Students are eligible for UCLA RAP if they -meet all of the following prerequisites:
Application Process Finalist will be granted an interview and notified of their acceptance.
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.
STEP 1: SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION THROUGH UCPOSTBAC CONSORTIUM
To apply for the UCLA RAP Program and all UC postbac programs, you must go to the following website to complete and send your application: https://health.ucdavis.edu/postbacc-consortium/
The Admissions Committee wants to learn more about you. Please prepare an answer to the essay prompts below. All essays must be entered into the online application portal.
For your application to be complete, you must submit the online application (with all of the required entries filled in), and the following materials must be uploaded electronically through the online application:
Transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium via email at email@example.com, via Interfolio, or mail:
UC Postbaccalaureate ConsortiumUC Davis School of Medicine4610 X Street, Suite 4101Sacramento, CA 95817
All required materials must be received by the programs before your application will be considered.
STEP 2: UPON ACCEPTANCE TO THE PROGRAM These are the additional materials we will need:
Applicants can email the photo to UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu
Accepted Applicants must mail in all additional documents in ONE envelope packet. Mail documents to:
David Geffen School of Medicine Outreach & Pipeline Programs885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 305Los Angeles, CA 90095
Summer Session (June - July, 2019) The program begins June 2019 and ends July 2019. 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 2019 - May 2020)
Participant’s Responsibilities Upon acceptance of a position in the David Geffen School of Medicine’s Re-Application PProgram, each participant will be responsible to:
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. Participants may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.
Schedule an appointment
Please send all inquiries to: UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu
David Geffen School of Medicine Outreach & Pipeline Programs885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 305Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-3575