The professional and personal development of not only our professional students, but of our faculty is paramount to accomplishing the overall mission of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, to improve Health and Healthcare. Our dedicated faculty members are committed to providing excellence in teaching our trainees and we in turn are committed to providing excellence in learning and development.
Not only will you be given outstanding opportunities to contribute to scientific discovery, you will be exposed to our world-renowned faculty who's ever evolving innovations and groundbreaking research inform scientific and medical thought around the globe.
Students can engage in exciting research projects for periods of time that could last a summer or a lifetime. The following describes the research opportunities available to DGSOM students over the course of their medical school years.
The Health Disparities Summer Program exposes students to a variety of projects and didactic seminars highlighting research methods and issues related to disparities research, including ethical issues, community-based participatory research and health policy. Students spend eight weeks in a research experience under the direct mentorship of a UCLA and/or Drew/UCLA faculty member allowing them to explore potential careers in health disparities and/or minority health.
The KL2 Award Program develops leaders in clinical research. Scholars are trained to design and oversee research in multidisciplinary team settings, skills critical to a successful career in translational science and the overall mission of the NIH.