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Dear First Year Medical Student,

Congratulations on your acceptance to the UC Irvine School of Medicine. We are looking forward to your arrival on August 1, 2022 (June 20, 2022 for PRIME-LC students). Review all the information on this website and check back periodically for updates and new information.

Please use one of the following for all correspondence unless otherwise specified below:

MAIL: UC Irvine School of Medicine
Office of Admissions & Outreach
Medical Education Building
836 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-4089

EMAIL: Use your applicant portal communication tab.

PHONE: 949.824.5388

Action Items


Activate your UCInetID Now
UCI Student Housing Application Now
Complete Online Statement of Legal Residence Now
Obtain a new TB test (PPD or IGRA) Visit Student Health Website
Submit Immunization Requirements/Health Records Visit Student Health Website
Student Health Insurance Waiver Period


All Entering Students (including PLC again)

May 16 - June 6, 2022

June 27 - July 18, 2022
Send Official Transcripts July 15, 2022
Confidentiality Agreement and Technical Standards Complete with DocuSign (Email link will be sent from DocuSign by June 15, 2022)


Other Important Information:

Please review all of the information below and be sure to check back periodically as this area will be updated often




Activate your UCInetID

Your UCInetID is a name-based user name at UC Irvine listed on your applicant portal. It consists of a 3-8 letter combination of your first and last name. A UCInetID is not a Student ID which consists of all numbers.

You will need to activate your UCInetID for Financial Aid, Housing, and Student Health, then once you matriculate you will need your UCInetID to log onto other university systems. As an applicant, you can activate your UCInetID at the following link: UCInetID Activation. You will need the following information to activate your UCInetID:

  • Your UCInetID and UCI Student ID Number (listed on the STATUS tab of your applicant portal)
  • Your birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • The last four digits of your social security number
  • Remember, you will need the password you created for your UCInetID to log into most university systems.

Statement of Legal Residence

The Statement of Legal Residence is used by the campus registrar to decide your legal state of residence for assessment of tuition and fees. All UC Irvine students are required to complete this form prior to matriculation. You will need an activated UCInetID to complete this form.

Your Student Health Records

As an incoming medical student your health records will be managed by the Student Health Center. You will be required to obtain/show proof of being vaccinated to be in compliance with the School of Medicine immunization requirements.

Please visit Student Health Website – Immunization Requirements for Incoming Medical Student

For additional information of Compliance Requirements for Medical Students visit the UCI School of Medicine Student Handbook

Medical Student Clinic Day

The Student Health Center will be hosting a special medical student clinic for all incoming medical students scheduled for Saturday August 6th, 2022 from 9-11AM. If you do not waive out of the student health insurance plan (GSHIP), your costs will be covered for required immunizations and titers performed at the August 6th clinic (GSHIP coverage begins on August 1st). Please schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Contact the appointment line at the Student Health Center at 949-824-5304 to schedule an appointment.

Student Health Insurance

As a student at UC Irvine you will be required to have health insurance coverage. As an accepted student, you are automatically enrolled in the graduate student health insurance plan (GSHIP). A full description of the GSHIP insurance plan can be found at

If you choose to waive out of the GSHIP plan, then you must provide proof of health insurance coverage that complies with UC’s waiver criteria. Details regarding GSHIP waiver criteria, the waiver process, and the online waiver application can be found at: The links to the 3rd party waiver vendor, Academic Health Plans (AHP), are activated on the first day of the relevant waiver period. A $50.00 fee will be charged to your ZOT account if you submit a waiver after the published deadline date. This fee is not charged to your account if your GSHIP waiver is ultimately denied.

The GSHIP waiver period is:

Entering Class        June 27 - July 18, 2022

PRIME-LC Class     May 16 - June 6, 2022

If you choose the GSHIP plan, your coverage starts August 1, 2022

Dependent Coverage

All graduate students who are enrolled in GSHIP have the option to enroll eligible dependents in a voluntary plan. The plan provides medical insurance and the option to add dental and vision benefits. NOTE: If both student parents are covered by GSHIP, their children may be covered as the dependents of either student, but not both.

Enrollment in the dependent plan is managed by Academic Health Plans (AHP) on behalf of GSHIP/UCOP and all carriers. The cost of the dependent premiums is payable directly to AHP. For dependent plan enrollment questions and plan information, please refer to

Cost of GSHIP

For cost information, please refer to


Please be advised that AMCAS does not forward transcripts to medical schools. Therefore, you will need to order an official transcript from the undergraduate and graduate institutions where you were awarded a degree. In addition, you will need to provide official transcripts verifying all completed prerequisite coursework. The UC Irvine School of Medicine Admissions Office must receive these transcript(s) prior to matriculation and by July 15th to guarantee your matriculation. Verification of degree(s) must be on the transcripts. If your institution cannot provide verification of the degree awarded on a final transcript by this date, please provide an official letter from the department chair verifying that requirements have been met for the degree. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Associate Dean of Admissions prior to July 1st. Forward your request for an exception through your applicant portal.

Transcripts can be electronically sent directly from the institution to using one of the approved electronic third party vendors: Parchment, Credentials eScrip-Safe. You can also send official hard copies directly to our mailing address at: 

UC Irvine School of Medicine
Office of Admissions & Outreach
Medical Education Building
836 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697-4089

Confidentiality Agreement

The Confidentiality Agreement, is required of all students for access to the UC Irvine Health information system, and must be submitted by July 15th. By June 15th, you will receive an email from DocuSign, a tool that enables legally-binding electronic signatures on documents. 

You will receive emails from DocuSign that appear like the following:


When you receive these emails, click on the “Review Documents” button, adopt a signature from the options presented, and then continue to carefully review and sign the documents enclosed.  This service will be used to initially collect your Confidentiality Agreement and Technical Standards (referenced below).

Technical Standards

Prior to matriculation you will need to read through and attest to each section of the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine Technical Standards. By June 15th, you will receive an email from DocuSign, please review and electronically sign the document by July 15th. 

Disability Services Center

Once you have read through the technical standards and you think you may have a disability that requires assessment, there are a number of support services available to you. The Disability Services Center, which is located in the Humanities Quad, telephone 949-824-7494, assists students from time of admission to graduation.

Services include specialized equipment for loan or use, test-taking assistance, taped textbooks, large print materials, accessible parking, referral for diagnostic evaluation for learning disabilities, reader services for the blind and learning disabled, priority registration, provision for note takers and interpreters, a van for on-campus transportation, and four electrically operated vehicles for transportation to places on campus inaccessible by van. Other services include course-specific tutoring, liaison with professors for academic accommodations, special workshops such as career decision-making, and support groups for learning disabled students.

The office also operates a Disabilities and Computing Lab that provides adapted computer technology including speech output, scanning, screen magnification, Braille printout, special software for learning disabled students, and Braille and Speak machines. The Lab has adapted technology for PCs and Macs. Staff members can refer you to other services on campus that may be helpful, and they can assist you with government and community agencies, as necessary. All buildings at UCI are accessible to wheelchairs. Housing and dining facilities accommodate students in wheelchairs.

For specific information regarding special services for disabled students and campus accessibility, please refer to the brochure “Disability Services Center” available free from their office. You can also visit their website at

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Estimates

If you would like to request an estimate of your financial aid, please complete the following:

  1. Submit a FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA at (School Code 001314):

    • Include your and your spouse’s (if married) income and asset information.
    • Include income and asset information for your parents if you would like to be considered for scholarships/grants.

  2. IRS Data Retrieval from FAFSA or an IRS Tax Return Transcript for you and your spouse (if married)

  3. IRS Data Retrieval from FAFSA or an IRS Tax Return Transcript for your parents (if you would like to be considered for scholarship funding)

  4. Submit the School of Medicine Institutional Form

Once we have received all the required documents, we will be able to provide you with an estimate for your first year of Medical School.

To get detailed instructions on how to complete a financial aid application, please go to  

Financial Aid Application Status

Please go to and log on to My Aid to check:

  1. Status of your financial aid application: “My Aid Application Status” 
  2. Your financial aid package: “My Aid Award” 
  3. Documents you need to complete to get your loans ready for disbursement: “My To Do List” 

2022-2023 Tuition/ Fee Disclaimer

Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Federal Loans Requirement (For Students Receiving Federal Aid)

Entering medical students are required to complete the following loan documents at in order to receive their federal financial aid:

  • Online entrance counseling
  • Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans

Students must complete these documents by July 15th to ensure their aid is processed before the start of school.

The purpose of the Federal Loans Entrance Counseling is to share with you everything you are required to know about the loans you are borrowing to finance your medical school education. The entrance counseling also covers a few other strategies relevant to financing your education and to successfully manage your money as a student. It is strongly recommended that you complete the entrance counseling at the time that you receive your financial aid package, as it will help you to understand the types of loans that are included in your financial aid package.

Please allow 30-45 minutes to complete an online entrance counseling session and the MPNs.

Where Can I Ask Questions?

If you have questions about your Federal Loans Entrance Counseling, please feel free to contact the School of Medicine Financial Aid Office at (949) 824-6476 or by email at

UC Irvine Student Housing

UC Irvine Student Housing is now accepting applications! Applications are processed in the order received and include a $20 processing fee for all first-time housing applications. To maximize your housing options, complete your application today. You do not have to submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) before completing your application, as this was automatically transmitted to housing when you indicated your acceptance through your applicant portal. You will however, need to activate your UCInetID (not Student ID or AAMC ID) and password to access the housing application. If you have forgotten your UCInet ID password, you can change or reset your password by clicking here. Your UCInetID can be found on the STATUS tab home screen of your applicant portal.

Learn more about on-campus housing options on the Housing Website. Housing is not guaranteed (with exception to MSTP, PRIME-LC, and LEAD-ABC students) so explore other options as well, including on-campus privately-managed American Campus Communities (furnished apartments) and off-campus options.  

Student ID Cards

During Orientation, please make arrangements to have your picture taken at the bookstore (The Hill) for your Student ID Card. The Hill is located in the Student Center on the main UC Irvine campus. Their hours are 8am-7pm, Monday through Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday. Pictures are taken on a drop-in basis, but we recommend that you check with The Hill (949.824.4455) to see how busy they are before going there. The first Student ID Card is free. There is a $20 charge for replacing damaged or lost cards.


New student orientation is mandatory and will begin Monday, August 1 and continue through Friday, August 5, 2022. A complete schedule for orientation will be posted on this website as soon as it is finalized.

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is currently scheduled to be held in person at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 7-10 pm. The event is subject to change to stay aligned with institutional guidelines and CDC in response to COVID-19. For now, it is scheduled for ticketed event for invited guests. You will receive an email from the Admissions Office to fill out a Qualtrics survey. If you need the link or have questions, please email through your Applicant Portal. Everyone will receive their tickets at orientation.   

UC Irvine School of Medicine- White Coat Ceremony
Streamed Live from Irvine Barclay Theater
Friday, August 5, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM


To watch, click here, archived footage will also be available following the event
on the UC Irvine Student Events Website.

Curriculum Overview

During orientation Dr. Suchard will go over your first year curriculum and Dr. Wiechmann will teach you how to access the curriculum tools and daily schedules. In the meantime, to give you an overview of your curriculum for the next four years, here are your next four years at a glance (click on the graphic to view):



Technology Overview for Incoming Students

Greetings incoming medical students!

My name is Warren Wiechmann and I’m the Associate Dean for Clinical Science Education & Educational Technology and I wanted to share some information with you about your technology needs as a medical student. 

As many of you know, UC Irvine does not shy away from incorporating technology in its curriculum, from Simulation, to iPads, to handheld ultrasound, and now even Virtual Reality!  We’ll cover this more in orientation, but wanted to put a few things on your radar…

#1: You need an iPad…
The School of Medicine will provide you with a $300 voucher through our Computer Store to help with this purchase. There are several models of the iPad that work with the Apple Pencil now — the handwriting capabilities are great and extremely useful for note-taking. Why the iPad? Our infrastructure at UC Irvine and at the hospital is geared toward iOS devices because of their security, and compatibility with some of the content and apps isn’t quite there with other tablets. If you have an Apple Store nearby, we recommend that you test out the different iPad models and the Apple Pencil.

#2: Pre-order your iPad…
We’ll provide more detailed instructions on how to actually pre-order your device. This will allow us to guarantee that it will be ready prior to Orientation. These purchases are managed through the UCI Bookstore since they’re able to take advantage of education pricing discounts. Also be aware that during the summer, Apple usually announces its “Back to School” deals - these change each year, but may allow you get something extra with your purchase. 

#3: Do I need a laptop?
Not necessarily…this is a matter of personal preference and your study style. It is not uncommon for students to use a laptop and iPad combination when studying or taking notes. During the pandemic when there was a larger percentage of remote learning, we found that many students preferred having two devices - one for Zoom and one for note-taking. With this in mind may be worthwile to review the laptop recommendations.

#4: Secondary Electronic?
Yes. We strongly recommend that students have two devices because of our experiences with remote learning. Additionally, certain exams may remain remotely proctored and a second device will be necessary for that. As above, this second device does NOT need to be a laptop - it can be a phone, additional tablet, or any device that can log into a Zoom session (which is the university's videoconferencing platform). 

#5: Who do I reach out to for questions?
Feel free to send me an email at You can also reach out to Julie Youm, PhD, the Director of Educational Technology and Assistant Dean at

Any questions regarding orders should be sent directly to the Tech Manager at The Hill (UCI Bookstore), Malia Parpana:

AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) 


Beginning June 1, AAMC will send each accepted student a unique survey link via email to access the MSQ. The survey links will be sent from to the email address submitted by each student when filling out their AMCAS application. As additional individuals are accepted for admission, they will receive their links on a rolling basis, two weeks after the acceptances are reported to AMCAS. Students who have problems accessing the MSQ should contact MSQ staff directly at and include their full name and AAMC ID in their message.

The leadership of the UC Irvine School of Medicine would like to encourage you to complete this survey at your earliest convenience. The information you provide is extremely valuable to us in evaluating our program. Please also know that anything you answer or make comments about are summarized and not linked to a specific student’s survey answers.

HEAL-IM Mission-Based Program

Incoming students, you are welcome to apply to join the HEAL-IM mission-based program.This opportunity is open to students who are not already part of another mission-based program.

Health Education to Advance Leaders in Integrative Medicine (HEAL-IM) is a four-year longitudinal medical student program is dedicated to supporting the practice of evidence-based, compassionate, whole-person care to benefit the treatment of patients and families, our community and healthcare as a whole. The partnership at UCI between the School of Medicine and the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute creates a unique opportunity to learn from interdisciplinary providers and researchers who are leaders in education.

HEAL-IM incorporates a diverse set of teaching methods and resources, including:

  • A set of nationally recognized online integrative medicine education modules
  • Regular seminar and lecture series
  • Experiential, practical skill-building workshops and activities
  • Integrative patient case conferences
  • Integrative practitioner clinical shadowing and care experiences
  • Additional opportunities (see website)

HEAL-IM Scholars in good standing may receive a partial scholarship of $10,000 toward tuition and fees in their graduating year, and also may receive assistance toward advanced training in culinary medicine, biofeedback, functional medicine, and other selected areas.

Application process:

  1. Complete a short online application (open now through Thursday August 18, 5pm)

  2. Rolling interviews - Coordinator will schedule an interview time for you and a HEAL-IM Advisory faculty member to hold a 15-20-minute Zoom meeting

  3. Up to 12 HEAL-IM Scholars will be selected. You'll be notified by September 2 of the results

You are welcome to attend a live Information Session in August—please watch for an email invitation.

To learn more, visit: