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
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
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.