Class of 2018 UCLA Leaders of Tomorrow Scholars pose in front of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with Dr. Eric Esrailian (far left) and Dr. Clarence Braddock (far right).
The most recent UCLA Leaders of Tomorrow Scholars (Class of 2018) gathered on December 11, 2014, for a luncheon with Dr. Clarence H. Braddock, vice dean for education, chief medical education officer and the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Endowed Chair in Medical Education; and Dr. Eric Esrailian (FEL ’06), associate clinical professor, co-chief of digestive diseases/gastroenterology and The Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology.
Since 2012, when an anonymous donor established the merit-based full-tuition awards, 37 students have benefited from the UCLA Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships. Recipients have cited such benefits as an enhanced ability to pursue nontraditional paths, research and careers consistent with their passions. A rise in scholarship support in recent years has contributed to a 20-percent increase in applications to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and nearly doubled the school’s success in recruiting from among the nation’s most competitive candidates.