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UCLA RAP Program

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is offering a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S. medical school.  The 11-month program will be conducted in two sessions.

The program begins with an intensive eight-week summer session, focused upon prerequisite science review and on MCAT preparation.  Distinguished guest lecturers will also provide seminars and workshops discussing: academic skills; extensive and lively reviews of biology, chemistry, and physics; self development, time management; financial planning; medical school re-application, and interviewing skills.

An individualized academic-year program that consists of a science curriculum will follow. Participants, in close consultation with program advisors, will select their courses through UCLA Extension or a local California State University. Medical school re-application preparation and strategies will be conducted individually.   Mock interviews will be conducted and videotaped for participant evaluation and feedback.  During the academic-year segment, students will meet regularly with program advisors and mentors.



To qualify for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Re-Application Program candidates must meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • Have been previously unsuccessful in gaining admission to any United States medical school
  • Be committed to practice in underserved communities of California
  • Come from an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited United States college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a minimum science GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Have a minimum combined MCAT score of 20
  • Be a legal resident of California



Finalists will be granted an interview and notified of their acceptance.  We will begin accepting new applications January 2015 for the next application cycle 2015-2016.


Send all inquiries to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Re-Application Program (UCLA RAP)
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach
14-215 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6990




UCLA RAP is an eleven-month program, conducted in two sessions


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has joined the consortium of the University of California medical schools postbac programs online application service.  To apply for the UCLA  and all UC postbac programs, you must go to the following website to complete and send your application:





Follow the instructions on the application website to send in the following supplemental materials: 

1. Three letters of recommendation (you can submit letters used for your medical school application, other postbac programs might have other requirements please check with those programs)

2. Official transcripts for all college level work

3. A copy of your processed AMCAS application

Please send your letters, transcripts and processed AMCAS to:

UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 3104

Sacramento, CA 95817


Applicants must also submit a wallet size photo directly to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach at the following address:

                        David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

                        Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach

                        14-215 CHS

                        Box 956990

                        Los Angeles, California 90095-6990

All application materials must be received by May 6, 2015 (priority deadline), May 13, 2015 (final deadline) to be considered. This is not a post mark deadline, but the last day that applications will be received. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The program begins June 17, 2015 and ends July 31, 2015.   Please be aware that the seven-week summer session requires a commitment of 6 days and some evening participation each week in addition to homework and group study.   Therefore, students will not be able to hold part-time employment during that period. Program includes:

  • MCAT Review
  • Mentoring
  • Learning, study and test taking strategies
  • Professional development sessions
  • Individual counseling



Academic science curriculum taken at the participants’ convenience through UCLA Extension or a local California State University.

  • Individualized medical school re-application preparation and strategies
  • Mock interviews videotaped and evaluated
  • Regular meetings with program advisors and mentors
  • Progress in all academic work will be monitored


Upon acceptance of a position in the David Geffen School of Medicine's Re-Application Program, each participant will be responsible to:

  • Participate in both sessions of the program
  • Enroll in premedical science courses, if needed
  • Re-take any science courses with grades less than “C,”
  • Re-take the Medical College Admissions Test if needed
  • Meet all mutually agreed upon appointments with mentors and/or advisors,
  • Participate in all classes, workshops, off-campus events and study groups,
  • Provide own housing, transportation and incidentals in addition to any educational expenses during the academic-year sessions.


The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Re-Application Program is made possible by funding from the University of California Academic Preperation and Educational Partnerships and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.   There is no tuition or enrollment fee for participation, however students are expected to meet the responsibility of their own living expenses for both sessions of the program, in addition to any tuition and/or fees for courses during the academic-year session. Participants may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.



Theodore Hall, M.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Admissions

Marcie Jackson

Program Coordinator, UCLA RAP






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