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Optional Pathways to enhance your educational experience

Students may also choose to apply to one of our optional pathways, which provides a more focused educational experience in one of two areas.

Urban Health Equity Pathway
For students who are interested in a focus on knowledge, skills, and experience with communities that have historically been economically and socially marginalized, with limited access to healthcare, focusing on South Los Angeles.
Global Health Equity Pathway
For students who wish to have transformative global experiences that will shape their practice and stay with them for life.
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COVID-19 and Admissions

We are sensitive to the challenges for applicants due to COVID-19 and take that into consideration.

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At UCLA, you’ll find opportunities to explore a broad spectrum of interests and connect with supportive and knowledgeable collaborators. We strive to help you get here by making the application process as seamless as possible. Learn more about what to expect and find multiple ways to connect with us below.

Virtual Office Hours

Chat with the Office of Admissions every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST to learn more about the DGSOM admissions process.

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Contact Information

The Office of Admissions staff is working remotely until further notice. Inquiries should be directed via email during this time. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.


Telephone Number: (310) 825-6081

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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA White Coat Ceremony took place on Feb. 24 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. It was a make-up ceremony to the standard fall event in August 2020. (GradImages)

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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