University of California, Los Angeles Medicine

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Los Angeles, California


Phone: (310) 825-6081

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    • Class Size in 2016: 175 students (12,081 applicants)
  • Joint programs available, for more information click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from US or Canadian college (or equivalent) is required
  • Minimum 3 years of undergraduate or graduate level work
  • Beginning in 2018 admissions cycle, UCLA will be moving towards a competency-based entrance requirements
  • Competencies - A successful applicant will have demonstrated attainment in the following areas:
    • Courses:
      • Biological Sciences and Physiology: Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics
      • Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physical Sciences: Inorganic and Organic chemistry, Biochemistry of intermediary metabolism, associated lab activities
      • Humanities: May include literature, art, history, philosophy, religion, ethics, economics, social behaviour, psychology
      • Mathematics and Statistics: May include biomathematics, computer science, matrix algebra
      • AP credits are acceptable
    • Skills:
      • Writing and communication
      • Clinical Experiences
      • Interpersonal Skils
    • Awareness
      • Health care delivery
      • Human diversity
      • Research experience

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  • All MCAT scores will be considered
  • Test must have been written within 3 years of application deadline
    • Beginning with the 2016 application year both the old MCAT and the 2015 MCAT will be accepted.
    • After January 2018, only the 2015 MCAT will be acceptable.

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS Application (fee of $80)
  • Secondary Applications (by selection)
    • 3-5 Letters of recommendation
    • Supplemental information

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  • Held from October through to January
  • Multiple Mini-Interview format
  • Conducted by a faculty, staff, and medical students
  • For 2016, approximately 900 applicants were interviewed to fill a class of 175 students
  • Applicants are expected to come to UCLA to interview and are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses

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Timeline 2016-2017

  • June 1, 2016: AMCAS application becomes available
  • October 17, 2016: Deadline for AMCAS application
  • August 2016: Supplemental application available
  • February 2017: Deadline for supplemental application and letters requested to be submitted.
  • September 2016 - March 2017: Interviews are held
  • January 15, 2017: Beginning of offers of admission (until class is filled)
    • Applicants have two weeks to accept offer of admission
    • Financial aid forms will be forwarded one week after acceptance (click here for more information)
    • Deferrals are highly discouraged

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  • Tuition Fees 2017-2018
    • Residents of California: $39,494
    • Non-residents of California: $51,739
  • Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

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