Each year the UC Irvine School of Medicine receives more than 6,500 applications for 104 positions in the first-year class. We are often asked how we select the incoming class from such a large applicant pool.
There is no formula used. Each applicant is unique. Our applicants are evaluated by their individual accomplishments and the activities in which they have been involved.
Our goal is to select a well-balanced, diverse class to which each student will contribute their talents and experiences to classmates, professors and eventually their patients.
Examples of factors we use in evaluating an applicant are:
Each first-year class includes:
Please refer to the pages on this website to learn more about our admissions process.