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About UC San Diego Health Sciences

UC San Diego Health Sciences has long been known as a place where discoveries are made. Today, we are known as a place where discoveries are delivered.

UC San Diego Health Sciences encompasses the School of Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and UC San Diego Health System, including UC San Diego Medical Center, in Hillcrest; and in La Jolla, Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center; and other centers, primary and specialty practices of the UC San Diego Medical Group faculty physicians. As a top-tier academic medical center, its role is to provide leadership in improving health through research, education and patient care.

UC San Diego Health Sciences has long been at the forefront of “bench-to-bedside” research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. It is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health System, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. At UC San Diego Health Sciences, there are many discoveries on our horizon. Our commitment is to continue our quest to cure disease, seek better treatments and train the next generation of physicians and scientists.


What is Academic Medicine?

We often hear terms like "academic medicine" and "bench to bedside," but what do they actually mean in terms of patient care? Dr. David Brenner, Dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine, joins host Dr. David Granet, to explain academic medicine and how it enhances our community.