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University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

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  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  January 1 (Begins)
August 3 (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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.77
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  35 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
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 Admissions details based on 2013 data

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  3.5:1
Full-time faculty  2,665
Part-time faculty  551
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  514
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  109
Full-time faculty in clinical program  2,151
Part-time faculty in clinical program  442

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $439.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  1,455
Principal investigators (PIs)  785
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  1,787

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Harbor UCLA Medical Center Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA
Kaiser Sunset Santa Monica - UCLA Orthopedic Medical Center
Olive View UCLA Medical Center West LA VA 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.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  191
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  234
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  181
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  245

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  76
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $439.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $164.81

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  68
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  46.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.77
MCAT total score  35
Acceptance rate  3.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  3.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  771

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $31,134 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $0
Room and board  $16,630
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $107,549

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  95%
Students receiving loans  77%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  94%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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