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Chase breakthroughs, unleash discoveries and find your people at a nationally ranked medical school, on a vibrant campus, in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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The school creates a strong environment where students make an impact as they prepare for a future in which scientific knowledge, societal values, and human needs are ever-changing.

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PRIME-LA is a 5-year dual degree program focusing on the development of leaders in medicine who will improve health care delivery, research, and policy in underserved communities.

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The Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program was established in 1978 between the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles and the UCLA School of Medicine. Note: There are distinct application guidelines and deadlines for this program.

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In partnership with Caltech, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical and socio-medical sciences.

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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.

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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.

Email: somadmiss@mednet.ucla.edu

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)

"We would be absolutely thrilled to have you join our diverse community within UCLA and our diverse community within Los Angeles."

Jennifer M. Lucero, MD, MA, Associate Dean for Admissions

COVID-19 Impact on Admissions

Response to COVID-19: Information for 2023 Admissions Cycle

Updated DGSOM Statement (Dated: February 1, 2022)

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 continue with 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 2017 through September 1, 2022, 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 and will demonstrate careful consideration while assessing pandemic impact in each application.


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