Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

The Foundation's Summer Medical and Dental Education Program was designed to develop and implement a six-week academic enrichment program for undergraduate college students from minority groups, from rural areas, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or dentistry.The purpose of the program is to increase the application and acceptance rates of a diverse group of students to medical and dental schools. Students eligible to participate in this program are those who are underrepresented in medicine and dentistry, come from a disadvantaged background (financially or educationally), and/or have demonstrated a commitment to improving the health status of underserved populations. Program activities are structured around a set of predetermined, core operational and programmatic principles: basic sciences (organic chemistry, physics, biology and quantitative topics); key elective courses (writing, oral presentation and current topics in health); learning skills; career development; clinical experience; financial planning; and health policy. There are 12 sites across the United States, nine are joint medical and dental school sites and three are medical school only sites. Each summer, 960 students are selected to participate (80 at each site).

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $314,999.00

Awarded on: 10/3/2012

Time frame: 11/1/2012 - 10/31/2013

Grant Number: 70444


University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

10833 LeConte Avenue
Box 951736
Los Angeles, 90095-1736


Marvin Marcus
Project Director


Lawrence Hy Doyle
Project Director