UCLA Medical School
My Alma Mater! UCLA Medical School is one of
the best medical schools in the United States, ranking number
13 in the 2011 US World and News Report medical school
rankings for research.
- Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM)
- Location: Los Angeles, CA (near Beverly Hills/ Bel Air)
- Public or Private: Public
- School Website: Click here
As with any of the
higher ranked medical schools, UCLA admissions are competitive. The
average MCAT score is 11.5 per section,
meaning a 34.5 overall score for admitted students. There
were 8,756 applications sent in for 187 spots in the class!
Simply put, you need insider help to get accepted to
UCLA. You can get that on my admissions
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- Average MCAT: 34.5
- Average GPA: 3.81
- Can you get
in if your MCAT and GPA are lower? Find out in
- Most students are California residents. The site officially
says that state of residence is not considered a factor, but 85%
of the class is from California.
- Spanish recommended. The site gives all the required
classes, but they recommend Spanish. I speak Spanish
and it may have helped me get admitted and has definitely
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- Multiple programs available. UCLA medical school has
several different programs for which you may apply. The UCLA
Drew program focuses on serving the underserved population. The
PRIME program students also earn a Master's Degree during
their training. UC Riverside/UCLA students spend their first two
years at the UC Riverside campus and their clinical years at the
UCLA campus. More information for each of these programs is
available on the site below.
- For full information from the admissions
website, click here
- Tuition: UCLA medical school tuition is $0 for California
residents, $12,245 for non-CA residents. Don't get too excited
if you are a California resident, though. Fees for everyone
attending the school are $32,781. Also, if you are accepted as a
non-California resident, you can apply for residency after your
first year and pay in-state tuition for the remaining three
years of medical school. That's not done at every school and is
a nice benefit of UCLA medical school.
- Loans: Federal loans
are available as with other US medical schools.
- Scholarships: UCLA
medical school has multiple scholarships available based on
financial need, a few merit scholarships, and other somewhat
random scholarships. The financial aid office is wonderful about
finding scholarships available for you to apply for.
- Cost of Living: The cost of living is
ridiculous. You will be paying AT LEAST $1000 in rent monthly
just for one room. If you have a family (like I do), be ready to
pay $1600 or more a month. For the official school budget for
cost of attendance, click here.
Get Accepted to UCLA Medical
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