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University of California - Irvine School of Medicine

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The school became part of the University of California in 1965. Prior to this time it was known as the California College of Medicine, which traces its roots to a private institution founded in 1896. The school is located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Approximately 425 medical students are enrolled.


4-year modern. The school is dedicated to the nurturing of humanistic, caring physicians with state-ofthe-art clinical expertise and skills. In additon to the basic sciences in the first two years, substantial clinical material has been integrated into the curriculum through the development of a series of "Patient

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Minority admissions: The school has a multicultural community, composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by acceptance of one another.


The Admissions Committee screens for applicants whose record indicates the potential to meet the rigorous demands of the curriculum. In addition to scholastic achievement, attributes deemed desirable include leadership and participation in extracurricular activities, evidence of exposure to clinical medicine, research and community service. Consideration is given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Preference is given to California residents. Transfer and advanced standing: The school does not accept transfer students.


UCI Medical Center offers a full scope of acute and general care. The Medical Center houses: a most sophisticated neonatal unit, University Children’s Hospital, an Emergency Department, a Neuropsychiatric Center, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Medical Center has five neighborhood health centers located throughout Orange County.

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