Students will work at a rigorous pace with a highly focused scope to prepare for the MCAT and DAT. Participants will engage in an extensive and lively classroom review of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Verbal Reasoning. Beyond learning and reinforcing scientific facts, participants learn to manipulate and integrate the information through analytical thinking. To further enhance the classroom experience, participants are assigned to small study groups lead by medical and dental students. In addition, students are introduced to problem based intensive workshops covering reading, writing and critical thinking. These skills, which are improved during the summer, have considerable value throughout the student’s academic and professional life.
Note: This is not a test preparation program and applicants are advised that independent study time is limited
To qualify for UCLA PREP, candidates must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be from a disadvantaged background or medically underserved community
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Have one year of biology or chemistry completed by the time the program begins
- Minimum 2.5 science GPA for freshmen or sophomores
- Minimum 2.8 science GPA for juniors and above
Note: If you have previously applied to medical school or dental school, you are not eligible for PREP, please explore postbaccalaureate programs.
PREP Program Director
Diversity Inclusion, & Outreach, 10833 Le Conte Ave 17-078
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6990
Phone: (310) 825-3575