The exclusive focus of this gift is to provide scholarships for students, it's not for research or operating expenses. Below is a paragraph from UCLA's chancellor announcing the gift.
"Mr. Geffen, a legendary entertainment executive and philanthropist, has established the $100 million David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund, which will cover 100 percent of the cost of tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses for a significant number of UCLA’s medical students. The fund will eliminate the sizable financial burdens that many new physicians face upon graduation from medical school. Doing so will enable them to pursue careers in medicine guided by their passions and interests—and the needs of our communities—rather than by their need to repay student loans."
This will be an amazing recruiting tool for the UCLA Medical School and my personal thanks to Mr. Geffen. I hope other philanthropists will follow his lead and establish similar scholarships to reduce the cost of medical education and free new physicians from the burden of student debt. Hopefully more medical students, free of debt, can become primary care physicians practicing in under served communities.