University of California, Irvine Medicine

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Irvine and Orange, California


Address: Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Road
Phone: 949.824.5388

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
    • Dual-Degree programs are available. Descriptions can be found here
  • Class size in 2016: 104
    • For more information on the First-Year Class Profile, click here
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be permanent residents in possession of a green card, or be approved through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: minimum of 3 (90 semester units) years of undergrad, including a minimum of one full-time year at an accredited U.S. college or university.
    • No specific major is required, but demonstrated ability in the sciences is of importance
    • A well-rounded liberal arts education is recommended
  • Required Courses (must be completed by July 15th of the matriculation year)
    • Biology: 1.5 years
      • Must include one upper-division Biology course
    • Chemistry: 2 years
      • Must include general/inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry
    • Physics: 1 year

For more information, click here


  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.74
  • Average Science GPA: 3.72


  • MCAT must have been written within the 3 years preceding June 1 of application year and no later than September 30 of application year
  • Average scores of entering class of 2016:
    • Physical Sciences – 11.5 (CPBB 127.5)
    • Biological Sciences – 11.5 (BBFL 130.0)
    • Verbal Reasoning – 10.2 (CARS 127.5)

Supporting Documents

  • Apply through AMCAS
  • Secondary applications (by selection)
    • 3-6 Letters of Recommendation
    • Supplemental information forms
    • Application fees ($90)
    • Other additional material


  • September – April
  • Applicants are interviewed by both faculty members and current medical students.
  • Approximately 10% (500-600) of the total applicant pool will be invited to interview.

For more information, click here


  • June: AMCAS application becomes available online
  • September to April: Interviews
  • November 1: AMCAS application deadline
  • November 1: Rolling acceptance beginning

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • California Residents
    • First Year Tuition: $37,553.50
  • Nonresidents
    • First Year Tuition: $49,798.50

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on financial aid, click here