The David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California–Los Angeles

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We seek future leaders and those who will have distinguished careers in clinical practice, teaching, research, and public service. Preference is given to individuals who have shown broad training and high achievement and possess, to the greatest degree, those traits of personality and character essential to the success in medicine and the provision of quality, professional and humane medical care.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Lili Fobert
Application fee $60
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 27 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification January 1 (Begins)
August 5 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 11.6 MCAT composite score
12.0 biological
12.0 physical sciences
10.7 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English mathematics
organic chemistry calculus
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine women’s health
geriatrics

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.4:1 – High
Full-time faculty 2,586
Part-time faculty 327
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 505
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 92
Full-time faculty in clinical program 2,081
Part-time faculty in clinical program 235

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $552.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 1,623
Principal investigators (PIs) 893
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 2,052

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA
Harbor UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica – UCLA Orthopedic Medical Center
Kaiser Sunset West LA VA Medical Center
Olive View UCLA Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
First 2 years is an integration of basic, clinical, and social sciences. Year 3 clerkships: Inpatient Medicine, Family Medicine, Ambulatory Internal Med, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry/Neurology, and Surgery and 3 longitudinal courses, Radiology, Doctoring and Longitudinal Preceptorship. The senior year there are colleges, with multidisciplinary groups of faculty and students.

Medical School Ranking

#13 Best Research
#10 Best Primary Care

(6) Ranking by Specialties

#6 in AIDS
#7 in Drug and alcohol abuse
#3 in Geriatrics
#12 in Internal medicine
#17 in Pediatrics
#11 in Women’s Health

Research Ranking Scores

Score 75
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $552.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $213.49

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 77
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
MCAT composite score 11.6
Acceptance rate 3.9% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.4:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 752

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 752
In-state students 96.3%
Minority students 58.0%
Underrepresented minority students 21.0%
International students 0.4%
Non-traditional students 66.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Gloria Pinedo
Financial aid phone (310) 825-4181

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $32,781 (in-state)
Full-time: $45,026 (out-of-state)
Required fees N/A
Room and board $15,880
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $111,940

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 97%
Students receiving loans 91%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 95%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
dermatology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 69.5%