University of California--Los Angeles (Geffen)

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12-138 CHS, 10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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U.S. News Rankings

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Research rank Category Name
#12 Best Research
Ranking score and category
Primary care rank Category Name
#13 Best Primary Care


#6 in AIDS
#4 in Geriatrics

Medical School Overview

The David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California--Los Angeles has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of California--Los Angeles is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $31,134 (in-state) and Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of California--Los Angeles is 3.5:1. The David Geffen School of Medicine has 3,216 full- and part-time faculty on staff. For the class of 2013, 38.6 percent of graduates from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California--Los Angeles who applied to residency programs were admitted to their first choice.

The University of California—Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine stresses lifelong learning for its medical students. The medical school curriculum is divided into three phases: Human Biology and Disease, Core Clinical Clerkship, and 4th Year Colleges.

Medical students can also earn a combined degree, such as a M.D./Ph.D. through the Medical Scientist Training Program, an M.D./M.B.A. with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, or an M.D.-Oral Surgery Residency. There are also a few joint degree programs, offered in conjunction with other institutions, including the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science/UCLA Medical Education Program, designed for students who want to work in disadvantaged rural and urban communities.

The School of Medicine is affiliated with the top-ranked hospital Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as well as other hospitals including the Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.

Med students take a break from their coursework for several annual events, including a talent show, banquets for second and fourth year students, and a senior show. Graduate students can live in the UCLA-owned University Apartments or can get assistance finding housing throughout Los Angeles through the UCLA Community Housing Office.

Members of the UCLA Medical Alumni Association coordinate Books Without Borders, a project that sends medical textbooks and journals to U.S. military physicians and nurses stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,665
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.5:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 771
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



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

Required fees $0


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 38.6%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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