Five-year concurrent degree program leading to an MD and a Masters in areas that complement the mission of the program. These might include MBA, MPH or MPP. This year’s cohort will be composed of approximately 18 students. Students will identify with one of two designations: PRIME-LA Westwood (14) or PRIME-LA CDU (4)

A commitment to serve in, and experience working with California and U.S., diverse medically disadvantaged populations is paramount. While programs coordinate with each other acceptance is to PRIME-LA. Applicants offered secondary applications identify their preferences as to which PRIME-LA designation is of interest, PRIME-LA Westwood or PRIME-LA CDU.


Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS
PRIME-LA Executive Director

Alejandra Torres, M.Ed.
PRIME-LA Administrative Director

Brandon Garcia, M.Ed.
Student Affairs & Admissions Specialist

Celeste Dancy
PRIME-LA Program Coordinator

Michelle Vermillion
Implementation & Evaluation Specialist

Office: Geffen Hall, Suite B27 
Phone: (310) 794-5912

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Geffen Hall, Suite B27
885 Tiverton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7035