Your Potential is Unlimited Here
Training so comprehensive it expands how you define yourself.
A dynamic new medical school curriculum, a range of articulated and concurrent masters and medical degree programs, and once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences spanning diverse training environments empower medical students to fulfill and expand their potential.
Ways to Get an MD+
Traditional MD Program
The medical 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.
Dual Degree Programs
Our footprint on a large University campus coupled with the relationships that have been built across the other professional schools and research departments allow us to provide a range of articulate and concurrent masters and medical degree programs.
PRIME-LA is a dual masters and medical degree program focusing on the development of leaders in medicine who will improve health care delivery, research, and policy in underserved communities.
The UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical and socio-medical sciences.
The Charles R. 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. The program fosters the development of leaders who will advance medical practice and knowledge and are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations in the United States and abroad. Students complete the same curriculum, but also complete coursework focused on the care of diverse and disadvantaged populations, take clinical rotations at sites in underserved communities, and complete a thesis related to disparities in health.
The Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program is no longer accepting applications and will be transitioning after the Class of 2027 into the Urban Health Equity Pathway, a new chapter in the over 40-year partnership between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU).
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
The School of Dentistry Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in conjunction with DGSOM, offers a six-year training program that leads to a MD degree and a certificate of specialization.
Concurrent and Articulated Degree Programs
DGSOM students who are in good academic/professional standing and have successfully completed their required core clerkships may pursue one of the following UCLA dual masters and medical degree programs: