Are you applying to UCLA medical school? In this blog, you will learn UCLA medical school requirements, mission statement, curriculum, research, and statistics. Find out how to get into this prestigious medical school in California!

Mission statement

The faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, seeks "to prepare our graduates for distinguished careers in clinical practice, teaching, research, and public service. Recognizing that medical school is but one phase in a physicians education, we must create an environment in which students prepare for a future in which scientific knowledge, societal values, and human needs are ever changing. " In addition, they hope to:

  • Create world leaders in health and science
  • Discover the basis for health and cures for disease
  • Optimize health through community partnerships
  • Heal humankind one patient at a time
  • Excellence and Integrity
  • Discovery and Innovation
  • Service and Respect
  • Teamwork and Compassion

Academic Curriculum

  • Curriculum Phase I: Human Biology and Disease
  • Curriculum Phase II: Clinical Curriculum (Core Clinical Clerkships)
  • Curriculum Phase III: 4th Year Colleges 


  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Summer Program
  • Family Medicine Summer Fellowship
  • Global Health Research Fellowship
  • Hospital Administrative Fellowship
  • Internal Medicine Chief’s Fellowship
  • Jim Slotnick Fellowship
  • Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program
  • Medical Student Information Fellowship
  • Psychiatry Summer Fellowship
  • Short-Term Training Program
  • Summer Urban Fellowship

Admissions statistics

  • Success rate (Overall): 1.6%
  • Success rate (In-State): 2.2%
  • Success rate (Out-of-State): 0.7%
  • Success rate (International): 1.6%
  • Average Accepted GPA: 3.89
  • Average Accepted MCAT Scores: (coming soon!)

UCLA Medical School overall acceptance rate:

Required Courses

  • Inorganic chemistry (with lab)
  • Biology (with lab)
  • Calculus
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Organic chemistry (with lab)
  • Physics (with lab)

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Contact information

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