David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Reviews
The University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that was approved shortly after WW2 in 1945 and welcomed its first class in 1951. The David Geffen School of Medicine has a partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to help meet the needs of the underserved. DGSOM was ranked in the Top 10 (according to U.S. News and World Report) in training African-American students. UCLA gives students the opportunity to participate in giving back to the LA community and to participate in research with renowned faculty, all while living in LA.
"To improve health and healthcare, UCLA will:
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"
Dual Degree Programs:
Campus: Los Angeles
Cost of Living Index:
- Annual High Temp: 71.7°F
- Annual Low Temp: 55.9°F
- Av. Annual Rainfall: 18.67 inch
*US average index is 100
Excellence and Integrity, Discovery and Innovation, Service and Respect, Teamwork and Compassion
Overall School Ratings
- Overall Experience
- USMLE Step 1 Prep
- Elective Rotations
- Professor Support and Mentorship
- Administration Responsiveness
- Class Camaraderie
- Research Opportunity
- Residency Match Support
- Diverse and Inclusive Environment
- Values Balance and Wellness
- Community Service Opportunity
- Location and Activities in Area
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