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Ellena Peterson, PhD

Associate Dean Ellena Peterson

Associate Dean, Office of Admissions and Outreach

Welcome to the School of Medicine Admissions and Outreach Office!

Whether you are a current or prospective applicant we are here to help you navigate your way through the exciting but sometimes stressful process of applying to medical school. Our website has been designed to provide the basic information you need to prepare for and apply to medical school. After reviewing this material should you have further questions, please feel free to contact our office at

Our office is also home to the Post Baccalaureate Program where selected students take classes to enhance their academic foundation, prepare for the MCAT, the standardized medical school admissions test, and are mentored in the medical school application process. Please visit our website to learn more about this program as well as other outreach programs offered at UC Irvine.

We hope you enjoy your journey as you prepare for your future medical career.



Ellena Peterson, PhD
Associate Dean, Admissions and Outreach
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine