COVID-19 Impact on Admissions
Response to COVID-19: Information for 2024 Admissions Cycle
Updated DGSOM Statement (Dated: February 22, 2023)
The David Geffen School of Medicine is sensitive to the challenges imposed on applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has taken steps to assess the pandemic impact in the holistic application review process. We understand that applicant premedical experiences during the pandemic will continue to undergo modifications. There will be various opportunities in the application to detail any impacts on coursework, activities, and beyond.
Please note that:
1) Applicants should include all relevant experiences on the application, including virtual or in-person activities.
2) Applicants should include courses whether virtual or in-person. Grading options will be accepted (letter grades or pass/fail assessments) based on personal needs during the years 2020 and 2021.
3) MCAT scores from January 2018 through September 15, 2023, will be accepted for consideration.
The wide-ranging effects of the pandemic have engendered remarkable resilience in our applicants. We view this resilience as an asset to the field of medicine and the next generation of physicians. Careful consideration wof the pandemic impact will be assessed during the review of each application.
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