Medical Schools in California

Medical Schools in California


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Check our our list of the medical schools in California to find median GPA and MCAT, and tuition rates to see if one of these schools is a good fit for you. Remember that you’ll use AMCAS to apply for an allopathic program and AACOMAS when applying for an osteopathic program.

Use the MedSchoolCoach Med School Explorer to see more detailed information about interview formats, secondary essays, and classes sizes. This tool will also give you an estimate of how well of an academic fit you’d be to each school you explore. 

SchoolCity, StateMedian GPAMedian MCATIn-State TuitionOut-of-State TuitionProgram Type
Stanford University School of MedicineStanford, CA3.92519$107,333.00$107,333.00MD
University of California San Francisco School of MedicineSan Francisco, CA3.88516$80,586.00$92,831.00MD
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of MedicineLos Angeles, CA3.8514$80,637.00$92,882.00MD
University of California San Diego School of MedicineLa Jolla, CA3.87516$74,785.00$87,030.00MD
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA3.81517$106,529.00$106,529.00MD
University of California Irvine School of MedicineIrvine, CA3.87517$69,712.00$81,985.00MD
University of California Davis School of MedicineSacramento, CA3.67511$77,194.00$89,439.00MD
Kaiser Permanente School of MedicinePasadena, CA3.82517$36,177.00$36,177.00MD
California Northstate UniversityElk Grove, CA3.82513$105,791.00$105,791.00MD
California University of Science and MedicineColton, CA3.73514$99,655.00$99,655.00MD
Loma Linda University School of MedicineLoma Linda, CA3.9511$90,093.00$90,093.00MD
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science College of MedicineWillowbrook, CA3.55508$69,000.00$69,000.00MD
University of California Riverside School of MedicineRiverside, CA3.68509$78,298.00$90,543.00MD
Western University of Health SciencesPomona, CA3.65508$63,008.00$63,008.00DO
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CaliforniaVallejo, CA3.56509$37,800.00$37,800.00DO
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic MedicineClovis, CA3.5507$54,500.00$54,500.00DO


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FAQ About Medical Schools in California

What are the requirements for medical schools in California?

California medical schools will require an AMCAS or AACOMAS medical school application. Your application will include your GPA, MCAT score, prerequisite coursework, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and secondary essays. Each school may have slightly different requirements, If you know you are applying at a specific California medical school, check with the school for their admissions requirements. 

Is there a medical school in Fresno?

There is a regional campus of the University of California San Francisco in Fresno that has a network of affiliated partners to carry out training and patient care. An hour away from Fresno you’ll find the California Health Sciences University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clovis.

What are the medical schools in the Bay Area?

The University of California San Francisco is a prominent institution in the Bay Area, known for its outstanding faculty and comprehensive medical programs.

What are the medical schools in Los Angeles?

There are two medical schools in the city of Los Angeles, the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and  Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. In Los Angeles county, you’ll also find Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and Western University of Health Sciences.

Are there any medical schools in San Diego?

The only medical school in San Diego is UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Are there any medical schools Antioch, CA?

There is not currently a medical school in Antioch, CA.

Are there any new medical schools in California?

The newest medical school in California is the University of California, Merced, which is set to begin enroll students in in 2023.

What are the best medical schools for psychiatry in California?

California has some of the best medical schools for Psychiatry in the country. The University of California San Francisco, the University of California Los Angeles, and Stanford University are amongst the highest ranking schools in the country for this field. 

Are there medical schools in Sacramento, California?

Sacramento is home to UC Davis School of Medicine and in neighboring city, Elk Grove, you can find California Northstate University College of Medicine.

What medical schools in California have high acceptance rates?

California medical schools are all very competitive. Osteopathic medical schools like Touro University have higher acceptance rates in general.

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