How UCLA RAP Can Get You Into Medical School

The UCLA Reapplicant Program (RAP) is designed to enhance your credentials to make a successful re-application to medical school.

There have been 58 participants in the program since 2000. Currently 97% off all applicants each year gain admission to medical or a health professional school after completing this program.

Program Focus

If you're from a disadvantaged background and have not been successful in gaining admission to any U.S. medical school, then this is a very good program to consider.


The program lasts for eleven months. There is an eight-week summer session where students will:
  • MCAT Review for August exam
  • Mentoring
  • Learning, studying and test-taking strategies
  • Professional development seminars
  • Individual counseling
  • Site tours of health care delivery system and unique diversity of Los Angeles

The Academic Sessions lasts 9 months and the science curriculum can be completed through UCLA Extension or a local California State University. Some key aspects of the program include:

  • Individualized medical school re-application and preparation strategies
  • Mock interviews videotaped and evaluated
  • Regular meetings with program advisors and mentors
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for all coursework attempted


To enroll, the first criteria is to have been unsuccessful in getting admitted to medical school. But this program still wants you to maintain certain levels of academic performance.

You need to have a GPA of at least 2.7 and have an overall score on the MCAT of 18.

Since this is a public institution you will need to be a resident of California.

This program caters to students who come from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.


Applications must be completed online and require the following materials:
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all college work
  • A copy of your processed AMCAS application
  • A wallet sized photo must be sent directly to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Office of Academic Enrichment and Outreach.

Another requirement for acceptance into UCLA RAP is an interview, which is only given to finalist. An acceptance decision will follow shortly thereafter.


Applications will be reviewed continuously until May 31st which is the deadline for all application materials to be received. However, applications will be accepted until the class is filled.

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