The latest 2019-2020 UCLA premed information

UCLA Pre Medical Advisor Report

2018 – 2019 Best Pre Med Colleges

Total MD Applicants, 2017 – 2018 = 926

Total DO Applicants, 2017 – 2018 = 308

University of California Los Angeles Premed and ucla premed

UCLA Premed

In this video, we discuss:

  • Average undergraduate GPA for California medical schools
  • Average MCAT score for California medical schools
  • List of Allopathic medical schools in California
  • List of Osteopathic medical schools in California
  • Tips on how to get into a medical school in California

UCLA pre med schedule and requirements 2018-2019

So, you’re trying to plan your premed curriculum and you’re not sure where to start?

We can guide you.

Some schools require applicants to complete a certain list of premedical course requirements, see below, while others require a competency-based admissions. 

  • MedEdits recommends, at a minimum, the following courses and activities for UCLA premed students:
    • One year of BIOLOGY with lab
    • Two years of CHEMISTRY (through Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
    • One year of PHYSICS
    • One year of MATH
    • Statistics
  • One year of ENGLISH
  • Computer skills are highly recommended.
  • Community service.
  • Experience in a health care setting.
  • Research

But that’s not all:

If you’re looking for medical school-specific requirements, click on the link below to visit the MSAR, Medical School Admission Requirements, website. 

And remember:

You’re always welcome to sign up for a MedEdits FREE 15 minute advising session.  Click here.

Premed organizations on campus at UCLA

  • Pre-medicine for Transfer Students
  • Pre-Medical Peer Association
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Phi Delta Epsilon – International Medical Fraternity
  • Persian Medical Association, Pediatrics Interest Group @ UCLA
  • Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
  • Bruin Medical Alliance
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Chapter of the American Medical Association
  • Jewish Medical Student Association
  • And many more.  Click here.

Special Premed Programs:

Are you a prospective UCLA premed student?  Plan a visit.


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Medical School Interview Planning

UCLA Premed Fast Facts

  • Year Founded: 1917
  • Total Enrollment: 44,947
  • Undergraduate research opportunities: yes
  • Local EMT opportunities: yes
  • Local scribe opportunities: yes

Learn more about UCLA and how to become a UCLA premed:

  • 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • (310) 825-4321 310-825-4321
  • UCLA Website:

MedEdits PreMed Timeline

In this premed timeline video, Dr Freedman discusses:

  • Premed Timeline
  • Pre Med Requirements
  • Best Pre Med Courses to Take
  • Pre Med 4 Year Plan
  • Pre Med 5 Year Plan
  • Pre Med Acceptance Timeline

Premed Timeline 2018-2019

You’re premed. Does it matter where you go to college?

You’re headed to college and ready to begin your premed journey. 

So, does it matter where you go to college?

Going to the “best college” to which you are accepted may not always be a wise choice.

If you are certain that you want to go to medical school, think twice.

I’m often asked: Isn’t a “top ranked” college the best option for a premed? 

Is the college in which you’re interested notorious for being a “premed weeder” school?

Do their premedical classes have impossible curves?

If so, your GPA may suffer. This could negatively influence your chance of admission to medical school. 

Where you go to college matters.

So, what should you do?

First of all, I do advise all premed students to attend four year universities rather than community colleges.

Community college classes are not considered as rigorous and most admissions committees do not respect grades from community college courses. 

What should you consider when evaluating premed classes?

As you decide where to attend college, also consider class sizes.

A common applicant complaint is:

“But my classes are huge. My professors don’t know me. I have no one I can ask for letters of reference.” 

You know you want to go to medical school.

In other words, you know you want to go to medical school.

  • Consider the academic competitiveness of the school
  • Class sizes in making your college choice

So, here’s the deal:

What may be best is to attend a reputable undergraduate college,


Don’t choose a school that is not notorious for making it very tough to earn good grades.

Do choose a school where you will get a solid educational foundation in the sciences.

What else?

Choose a school where you will have the chance to work directly with your professors rather than teaching assistants. 

And that’s not all: 

As you make your college choice, seek out information on how premedical students fare. 

Be sure to ask premed precollege administrators the following questions: 

What percentage of students who enter college as “premeds” graduate and attend medical school? 

Do your premed homework.

Where do graduates attend medical school? 

So, ask the following:

What percentage of students who want to apply to medical school are “approved” for a premedical committee letter?

Well, you can read more about this in my book.

In Chapter 5 of The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions, I discuss this item which couled be part of your application process.

But, here’s the most important part:

Be sure to attend a college where you can pursue your intellectual curiosities. 

Medical school admissions requirements tip


Medical school admissions committees do not require applicants to major in a science.


You will need to enroll in challenging science courses. 

In fact: 

With medical schools seeking diverse student bodies, admissions committees like to see distinctive and atypical majors. 

For example:

Medical school admissions officers like applicants with academic diversity,

Consider this:

Think about a major or minor in a nonscience discipline such as art history or Hispanic studies. 

The bottom line:

Your intellectual pursuits during college can actually distinguish you during the application process.

So remember:

College might also be one of the last times you can pursue your nonmedical and scientific interests in depth.

So, make the most of it!

Excerpt from The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions by Dr. Jessica Freedman.

The Medical School Admissions Guide

The MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions

This is comprehensive and up to date guide offers realistic advice for applicants on many topics including:

  • Where to go to college if you are premed
  • When to take the MCAT
  • Whom to ask for letters of reference
  • How to write a personal statement
  • How to write application experience entries
  • How to write “most meaningful” experience application entries
  • What medical schools look for in applicants
  • Medical school admission requirements
  • What applicants can do to market themselves most effectively
  • How medical school admissions committees decide whom to interview
  • What to do if you are “waitlisted”
  • Deciding where to apply and attend

Looking for other top premed universities?

Check out our state by state list below.

Best Pre Med Schools

Best Pre Med Schools

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