Medical Students

Opportunities for
UCLA Medical Students


Participate in the planning, execution and evaluation of public health, preventive medicine and community-based health programs


Learn from leaders in the field about public health and preventive medicine careers


Spend time in the local department of public health to learn its varied functions

Public Health & Primary Care Interest Group

Medical students will work collaboratively with faculty and student organizations to work on projects regarding public health.

Program Director, Priyanka Fernandes, MD, MPH serves as the Interest Group faculty mentor.

Activities & Events

What is Preventive Medicine?

Short presentations from multiple speakers in preventive medicine careers. Our guest speakers will outline career paths and current available research/projects in which students can participate.


Students will have the opportunity to experience activities within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, shadowing a physician in the department.

Joint Function on Climate Change

Students will hold a collaborative event with the Climate Change Interest Group.