1992-1993 Education Catalogue by UCI - University of California Irvine

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349 medicine and adolescent pediatrics there are additional programs in gynecology dermatology general surgery podiatry neurology ophthalmology optometry orthopedics psychiatry and a multispecialty faculty practice noccc provides training for medical students in their primary care general pediatric adolescent medicine and geriatric medicine rotations and electives the clinic provides care for more than 20,000 outpatient visits annually affiliated hospitals and clinics additional m ajor teaching and research programs of the college of medicine are conducted at the veterans administration medical center long beach and at memorial medical center long beach other academic programs are conducted in affiliation with san bernardino county medical center fairview developmental center costa mesa kaiser foundation hospital bellflower and canyon general childrens hospital of los angeles metropolitan state hospital norwalk st jude hospital and rehabilitation center yorba linda the city of hope medical center duarte rancho los amigos hospital downey capistrano by the sea hospital san juan capistrano western medical center tustin the kern medical center bakersfield clfnica sierra vista lamont hoag memorial hospital presbyterian newport beach lanterman developmental center pomona and the orange county department of education costa mesa admission to the m.d program applicants may expect to receive notification about their admission status from the college any time from october until the beginning of the following fall term the admissions committee maintains a list of alternative candidates for possible acceptance should a vacancy occur before the end of the first week of classes accepted applicants must return a written statement of their acceptance of the college s offer within two weeks after receipt of the notice of acceptance no advance deposit to hold a position in the class is required of applicants students who are accepted sign a statement of intent to register but in keeping with the recommendations of the association of american medical colleges are free to withdraw prior to enrollment if their medical school or career choice changes because the university of california is a state-assisted institution preference is given to california residents who are u.s citizens or permanent residents of the united states the college does however participate in the student exchange program of the western interstate commission for higher education wiche under this program qualified legal residents of certain western states without medical schools alaska idaho montana and wyoming are considered along with california residents the states of origin reimburse the state of california for the educational costs of students who are accepted to be eligible for this program students must apply to wiche certifying officers in their own states for addresses of certifying officers write to western interstate commission for higher education p.o drawer p boulder co 80302 the college of medicine is a member of the american medical college application service amcas all students who seek entrance to medical school must first apply to amcas requests for applications should be submitted directly to requirements for admission the american medical college application service 2450 n street n.w suite 201 washington d.c 20037-1131 first-year students may enter only in september of each year students can be considered for admission to the college of medicine if they meet the following requirements applications may be submitted between june 15 and november 1 of the year preceding anticipated admission students who wish to apply to the college of medicine should designate it on their am cas application form and am cas will forward the application to the college 1 completion of a minimum of three full years of undergraduate work with a superior scholarship record this work must total not less than 90 semester units or an equivalent number of quarter units that are acceptable for a bachelor s degree credit in an accredited institution of higher education candidates for admission may submit community college credit only to the extent granted on transfer to a four-year college or university for purposes of scholarship evaluation letter or numerical grades are preferred for course work particularly for the required subjects listed below final enrollment into the first-year class at the college of medicine is contingent upon evidence of satisfactory completion of all requirements and all courses listed as in progress on the amcas application failure to meet requirements or falsification of information are grounds for rejection or dismissal last year the college received approximately 4,000 applications from am cas from these some 500 candidates were granted interviews and 92 students were enrolled in the first-year class beginning in september applications received by the college are reviewed by an admissions committee composed of basic science and clinical faculty !lledical students and members of the local community after initial screening selected applicants are requested to submit additional materials which include letters of recommendation supplemental information forms two photographs and a nonrefundable application fee of $40 additional information should not be submitted unless requested in addition to scholastic achievement attributes deemed desirable in prospective students include indications of leadership ability and participation in extracurricular activities e.g research and medically related experiences as well as community involvement utilizing the am cas application and the letters of recommendation the admissions committee looks for qualities considered valuable in a physician these qualities include the intellectual and emotional capacity to provide comprehensive and continuing medical care the ability to cope with disease and guide patients through the complex array of medical services the commitment to remain sensitive to individual needs and the dedication to strive for the advancement of the art science and practice of medicine long after obtaining a medical degree 2 completion of the following college course requirements prior to matriculation semester units one year of general chemistry one year of organic chemistry one year of physics one and one-half years of biology and/or zoology quarter units 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 18 one quarter of college level 2 7 calculus 4 note these courses must include one year of lower-division biology and/or zoology plus a half year of upper-division courses excluding botany and biochemistry uc irvine 1992-1993