The UCSF LCOE Aspiring Physicians Program (APP) at San Francisco State is a six-week intensive summer program where students participate in medical school preparatory workshops, collaborate with local community-based organizations to create research-driven fact sheets, engage in intensive health policy workshops, introductory MCAT preparation, and partake in mentorship aimed at building their exposure, access and confidence in attaining a career in medicine. All students selected will receive a $3,000 stipend during the six-week summer program. The academic year provides mentorship activities, professional development seminars, and medical school readiness workshops. Please note that our 2023 summer program will be hybrid.

The LCOE APP at SFSU program is led by UCSF LCOE faulty Dr. Tomás Magaña and SFSU SF BUILD Liaison, Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke.

For more information on the UCSF San Francisco State Aspiring Physician's Program, please contact:

Madison Rodriguez, Research Analyst
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum & Schedule

The 2023-24 APP program will host its six-week summer program from June 5 - July 14, 2023.

  • Introduction to health policy and writing fact sheets
  • Work with local community-based organizations
  • Introductory MCAT preparation
  • How to prepare medical school application and statement of purpose
  • Guest speakers and medical school panelists


  • I am a full-time San Francisco State Undergraduate Student. 
  • I identify as Hispanic/Latinx, African American (which are underrepresented in medicine), or two or more races/ethnicities when one is Hispanic/Latinx or African American
  • I plan to apply to medical school.
  • I can commit a minimum of one academic year to the program. I understand this includes a six-week summer program.
  • I have demonstrated leadership and/or commitment to a student organization that works to better a UIM community
  • I will have completed two semesters of general biology and two semesters of general chemistry (inorganic and/or organic) by the start of the program (June 2023)
  • I have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • I am a US Citizen, US Permanent Resident, or DACA status.

*Eligibility requirements are dictated by federal HRSA funding for this program.

2023 SFSU APP Application

Deadline: February 20, 2023


Upcoming 2023 APP Info Session 

Final date and registration coming soon.

APP Info Session 11.14.2022