David Geffen School of Medicine

Degrees

The Geffen School of Medicine offers an MD degree program and postgraduate medical training programs; its faculty members participate in the Graduate Programs in Bioscience. Additional master’s and doctorate degrees are offered through the UCLA Graduate Division.

  • Biological Chemistry MS, PhD
  • Biomathematics MS, PhD
  • Clinical Research MS
  • Human Genetics MS, PhD
  • Medicine MD
  • Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics MS, PhD
  • Molecular and Medical Pharmacology MS, PhD
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology PhD
  • Neurobiology MS, CPhil, PhD
  • Neuroscience PhD
  • Pathology — Cellular and Molecular Pathology MS, PhD
  • Physics and Biology in Medicine MS, PhD
  • Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Internship Certificate

Articulated Degree Programs

  • Medicine MD/Graduate Division health science major PhD
  • Medicine MD/Public Health MPH

Concurrent Degree Programs

  • Medicine MD/Management MBA
  • Medicine MD/Public Policy MPP

MD Degree Program

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program is a four-year medical curriculum that prepares students broadly for careers in research, practice, and teaching in the medical field of their choice.

For details on the MD curriculum, see the current curriculum. For information about applying to the program, see the application web page or contact the Geffen School of Medicine Admissions Office, 17-253 East Center for Health Sciences, Box 957035, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7035.

Articulated Degree Programs

The Geffen School of Medicine and the Graduate Division offer the Medical Scientist Training Program, an articulated degree program that allows students to earn both the MD and PhD in about eight years, depending on the course of study and research. The PhD may be awarded in one of several medical or social sciences fields.

An articulated program with the Fielding School of Public Health allows students to earn both the MD and MPH degrees in five years. The program includes four years of medical school and one year plus one additional quarter at the Fielding School of Public Health. Separate application must be made to the Fielding School of Public Health during the third year of medical school.

Concurrent Degree Programs

Concurrent programs with the Anderson Graduate School of Management and Luskin School of Public Affairs allow UCLA medical students to earn both the MD and MBA degrees, or MD and MPP degrees, over five years by following a designated course of study and some shared coursework. Separate application must be made to the Anderson Graduate School of Management or Luskin School of Public Affairs during the third year of medical school.