College of Medicine
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Medicine and at Charles R. Drew of Medicine and Science.
The CDU/UCLA Medical Education program is our partnership program with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, dedicated to training students who will become physicna leaders in the care of underserved and diverse populations. Each year, 28 students, including four in the CDU/UCLA PRIME program, are selected based on their academic performance and demonstrated commitment to the CDU mission, vision and values. The program began in 1981 and has graduated over 550 medical students. Our medical education program graduates continue their residency training in the best programs in the region, state and nation. They have become leaders in clinical care in all areas of medicine including research, academics and health care administration.
I encourage you to speak with our faculty and students about all of the wonderful opportunities available for our medical students.
Daphne Calmes, M.D.
Interim Dean, College of Medicine