You will be given outstanding opportunities to contribute to scientific discovery and be exposed to our world-renowned faculty whose 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 David Geffen School of Medicine students over the course of their medical school years.
“A true appreciation for curiosity can’t be taught in a classroom. Our students and trainees develop it while working alongside mentors who possess decades of experience and numerous accolades but nevertheless demonstrate a fierce openness for exploring new possibilities and testing prior assumptions.”
Including UCLA’s MD/PhD or Medical Scientist Training Program and a few dual degree programs such as MD/ MBA, MD/MPH, and MD/MPP. The length of an MD/PhD program is 8 years while adding a master’s degree to your MD makes it a 5-year program.
Eight weeks of 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.
Up to 6 weeks of research electives either as part of a master’s program or as a standalone research project.
Mentorship and longitudinal support for global health and health disparities activities that leads to a “certificate of completion of the global health pathway.
This could be an external summer opportunity or a year-long mentored research project. Options may include Doris Duke-Yale International Clinical Research Program or Medical Research Scholars Program with the NIH.
CTSI offers a Summer Fellowship and Translational Science Fellowship to medical students as part of their TL1 program.
A year-long residential research immersion program at the NIH for medical students seeking careers as clinician-scientists.
An association dedicated to physician-scientists with great resources for training programs, advocacy, and networking.