Skip to main content

Information for Students Entering Fall 2024

med students in class looking at x-ray

Financial Aid

After we receive your signed intent to matriculate form, the Admissions Status Check page will allow you to download our Financial Aid Application. You can access the School of Medicine Financial Aid website to view a brochure, sample budgets, and other useful information.

Student Affairs/ Orientation

The Office of Admissions will now pass you along to our Office of Student Affairs (OSA). In early July, the OSA will be in touch with each of you regarding health clearance, personal information, and Orientation week. Please keep your contact information current with us, and check your e-mail often.

Summer Pre-Matriculation Prep Program

The UC San Diego School of Medicine's Office of Educational Support Services (OESS) offers an optional summer pre-matriculation course, Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences (CTBS), to all students admitted to the UC San Diego SOM or Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS).

Information on the Summer Program

Housing Information For University-Owned Apartments

UC San Diego-owned apartments and housing are a popular and generally less expensive option for UCSD students who want to live close to campus. Because of this, there is almost always a waiting list to get into these apartments. It is recommended that you put yourself on the waiting list as soon as you have received an acceptance offer from UCSD. (information available on the Housing website).

The School of Medicine does have a limited number of apartments reserved for our students, but can not guarantee to have enough room for all. Please email the Admissions Office with questions about these reserved apartments.

Entrance Health Requirements

It is a requirement of the School of Medicine that all incoming students fulfill health requirements prior to entering the university. Students must sign the School of Medicine Admission Health Requirements form and bring to a health care provider for completion. Requirements include:

  • proof of Tdap (tetunus, diphteria, and pertussis) vaccination within the past 10 years
  • proof of the Hepatis B 3 shot vaccine series
  • positive titers for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and Hepatitis B
  • tuberculosis screening must be performed within 6 months of school entry (preferably a Quantiferon blood test)

All health requirements must be fulfilled prior to clinical rotations. The appropriate forms and detailed information about health requirements are sent to new students well in advance of the deadline.