Education Mission Pillar

Vision: Create world leaders in health and science

Students at the DGSOM white coat ceremony

Strategic Goals

1) Establish UCLA as the national and international leader of innovative education for medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and practicing clinicians. 

  • Example tactic: Launching a curriculum redesign to evolve along with changes in science and medicine.

2) Provide the highest quality education for all types of trainees. 

3) Make UCLA the first choice for the best trainees nationally and internationally.

4) Retain, develop, support and reward faculty as teachers.

  • Example tactics:
    • Developing robust programs and mentorship in leadership skills, and grant and manuscript writing for faculty, staff and trainees.
    • Launching the “Keeping Trainees in Science and Medicine Task Force,” as well as offering stipends for child care/emergency COVID-related needs, for trainees disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

5) Secure sustainable resources and a supportive infrastructure for the education mission.

  • Example tactic: Implementation of a transparent and modern funds flow model (in collaboration with UCLA health system).



 Progress Spotlights



Dr. Braddock discussing the HEALS curriculum purpose


Designing a new medical education curriculum.

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The graduate programs in bioscience home areas

Home Areas

Creating interdepartmental “home area” programs in a joint DGSOM-Life Sciences Graduate Program in Biosciences.

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DGSOM faculty member speaking at an event

Educators for Excellence

Establishing an academy of educators.

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A group of medical students and trainees


Enhancing the diversity of our student body.

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Medical students standing in front of Geffen Hall


Increasing financial support for biomedical graduate students and medical students.

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Members of the genetic counseling program

Genetic Counseling

Launching a master’s program in genetic counseling.

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