"The medical staff really appreciate the help Health Scholars provide and were more than willing to answer any questions I had about the medical field…"
–Taylor Harris

Pre-Med Scholar

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For students and graduates (age 18+) of colleges and universities, who are preparing for medical school

2018 Dates

Summer 2018: June 20, 2018 – August 11, 2018

            * Summer and Winter program schedules may vary

Upon completion, scholars will receive a completion certification from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management.


Scholars must be enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university, and be at least 18 years old.

The Experience

Upon completing training and passing the exam, you will move onto an intensive pre-med program including a MCAT preparation and hands-on patient care experience. This program is ideal for those who are preparing for the MCATs in the next year.

Who Should Apply

The program is ideal for those interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • College students, “gap year” students, recent graduates, “post bacc” students, or career changers who are preparing to take the MCAT in the upcoming year.

Coming Soon for Summer 2019!


Tuition & Fees:

  • Tuition: $6,995 (Early Bird: $5,995)
  • Application Fee: $30

For more information, please visit: Tuition & Fees

Program Components

  • Intensive MCAT prep course
  • Clinical coursework & training
  • Clinical observations
  • Department & facility tours
  • Health care workshops
  • Special events
  • COPE Connect membership
  • Hands-on patient comfort care experience
  • Lectures by UCLA faculty

The Benefits

  • Fulfill clinical experience hours required or preferred by medical schools
  • Prepare for the MCAT through intensive coursework
  • Gain an inside view of medical specialties as you rotate through many areas in the hospital or ambulatory care setting

Pre-Med Scholar 2017-2018 Session Locations

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