A curriculum designed to evolve along with changes in science and medicine.

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Vibrant Location

Los Angeles’s diverse communities and top-ranking hospitals provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of care experiences.

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Motivated, Empathic People

Our community is positively filled with talented leaders who plan to change the world for the better.

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Centralized Campus

Students and trainees can access experts across all disciplines simply by walking across our compact, beautiful campus. 

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Academics at the David Geffen School of Medicine

Goal-Centered Programs

Students may look beyond a traditional MD to pursue an expansive range of options and interests, including a 5-year dual degree program and MD-PhD, MD-MPH, MD-MPP, and MD-MBA articulated and concurrent degree programs.

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Early Authentic Clinical Experiences

First-year medical students participate in immersive, real-life clinical experiences where they apply and solidify academic knowledge.

Plenty of Room for Discovery

Third-year medical students work with faculty mentors to pursue a year of discovery in research, innovation and advocacy.

Precision Training Opportunities

Programs such as the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Global Health Program prepare students to lead.



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