Leadership & Medical Education Offices

Academic Support Office

Academic support is available to students at all stages of their medical school career on topics ranging from study skills to time management and test taking. In addition to requesting an appointment for one-on-one counseling, students may request tutoring if they would like help with study skills and content review. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of review sessions held during the first two years of the curriculum, as well as workshops on topics such as test taking and study tools

Admissions Office 

Alumni Affairs

The Alumni Affairs Office and the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) at the David Geffen School of Medicine serve a network of thousands of students, graduates, faculty, and current and former residents. Through various events and activities, and up and coming student/alumni engagement programs, Alumni Affairs, and the MAA work to build meaningful, multigenerational bonds.

Career Development Office

A division of the Student Affairs Office, the Career Development Office aims to provide community, resources, and support to pave your way to success here at the David Geffen School of Medicine. 

Center for Accessible Education

The Center for Accessible Education (CAE) at UCLA offers accommodations and support services to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled medical students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from The Center for Accessible Education are required to register with the office as early as possible so that you can work closely with the DGSOM Disability Director and tap into the knowledge and support available to navigate your medical school experience.

Curricular Affairs Office

The Curricular Affairs Office (CAO) oversees medical student education across the undergraduate medical education continuum. The Curricular Affairs Office aims to ensure students are equipped with the highest level of training necessary to pursue their residency of choice, cultivating life-long, self-directed learners, and developing leaders in medicine. 

DGSOM Leadership

Education Leadership

Educational Measurement Unit

In collaboration with the leadership teams of medical education programs and following the guidelines laid out by LCME standards and ACGME core competencies, the Educational Measurement Unit designs and recommends frameworks for comprehensive learning outcome assessments to assist in the evaluation of the curriculum, academic advising practices, and faculty development programs. The specific objectives include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Measurement of learning outcomes across all levels of medical education
  • Standard setting for graded assessments
  • Design and implementation of program evaluation activities and provision of relevant assessment data
  • Partnership with Dean’s Office Leadership in the training of faculty in the development of test items and interpretation of test results
  • Partnership with the Student Affairs Office in performance data relevant to student academic advising

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is to help medical students navigate the financial aid process by providing timely information, one-on-one counseling, and a variety of resources. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers both merit and need-based scholarships, as well as campus-based and federal Direct loans, to assist in making a medical education affordable for a broad range of students. We are also committed to offering students the opportunity to further their personal financial knowledge through financial wellness and debt management workshops. We provide high-quality service in a sensitive, confidential, and equitable manner.

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office mission is to promote and sustain an inclusive environment within the David Geffen School of Medicine community. 

Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office (SAO) is here to provide support for all of student academic and extracurricular needs on their path towards their degree(s). Programming is offered to help foster their career development, well-being, and resilience as students enter the medical profession. Additional student services offered by the Student Affairs Office include enrollment verification, course scheduling, progress, and promotion, and helping to ensure students maintain compliance with requirements for onboarding for curricular requirements and meeting graduation requirements.