David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
In just over 50 years - within the lifetimes of many of its original architects - the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has joined the ranks of the nation's elite medical schools.
During a period of revolutionary change in biomedical research and patient care, the school quickly moved to the forefront of academic medicine and discovery. It is now mentioned in the same breath with the small group of institutions known as the best in the world - many of which are at least twice UCLA's age.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has in a little more than 60 years grown to become an internationally recognized leader in medical education, research, patient care and public service. It is a remarkable achievement for an institution that is among the youngest of the most elite medical schools in the country.
To improve health and healthcare, UCLA will:
• Create world leaders in health and science
• Discover the basis for health and cures for disease
• Optimize health through community partnerships
• Heal humankind one patient at a time