Student Life and Events

Where ambition meets joy

Explore your passions and interests in the most colorful city in the world.

Students with a sign for the 5k for LA put on by MD Students

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA is about more than just learning. Our medical students join student groups, care for local and global communities, and form lifelong bonds — all while gaining the skills they need to change the face of health and advance our commitment to justice, equity, and diversity inclusion.

Student Groups

From community clinics to wilderness medicine and everything in between, you’ll find exceptional things to experience and learn, with great friends to share it all with. At UCLA, there are over 80 medical student organizations to join. 

Muslim Student Union

Affinity Groups

Our JEDI-affiliated communities advocate for equity and inclusion for all DGSOM students, especially underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students.

Affinity Groups
Ophthalmology Interest Group Stidemts

Career and Specialties

Career and Specialty Interest Groups (CSIGs) represent some of the 135 specialties and subspecialties that you can pursue during residency.

MDivas performance

Community and Service

Community and Service Organizations offer opportunities to improve the health of the broader community.

Community and Service
GHHS Inductees

Honor Society

The DGSOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) elevates the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine.

Medical Student Council

Student Leaders

The Medical Student Council (MSC) represents the student body and strengthens the overall experience at DGSOM.

A group of UCLA Health students, staff and faculty at the UCLA Pride parade

National and Regional

National and regional organizations bring students together to advocate for improved awareness, health access, and research for many causes and foundations.

National and Community

Upcoming Events

Well-being Committee Paint Night

Wellness Support

Maintain balance, manage stress, and have fun during medical school.

Societies Deans

Outstanding Mentors

Individualized guidance and support from your very first day of medical school until you graduate.

Skateboarding in the park

Vibrant Location

Los Angeles’s diverse communities and top-ranking hospitals provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of care experiences.

Why Choose UCLA?

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Career Development and Well-Being

Aurora Reyes, MAEd
Director for Career Development and Well-Being

Mary Ann Triest, EdD
Director for Student Engagement
Student Organizations



Aman Shamim
Program Coordinator