School of Medicine
David A. Brenner, MD, vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences and dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine is the region’s only medical school, established in 1968.
The faculty is made up of more than 1,400 physicians and scientists in 16 academic
New Integrative Medical Curriculum, started August 2010:
- 125 students accepted each year out of approximately 5,000 applicants
- Medical Scholars Program, 60 combined bachelor and medical degree students
- Medical Sciences Training Program, 75 combined MD/PhD students (about 400 applicants)
- More than 700 residents and clinical fellows
UC San Diego School of Medicine is ranked 17th among 118 research-intensive medical schools
by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition.”
Joint degree programs with UC San Diego main campus and San Diego State University include
public health, clinical psychology and audiology.
UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Center for the Future of Surgery, founded in 2011, is one
of the largest facilities in the nation to develop novel surgical technologies, techniques and
In 2014, UC San Diego School of Medicine has the ninth highest National Institutes of Health
(NIH) total funding out of 136 schools of medicine, according to NIH’s Research Portfolio Online
Reporting Tools (RePORT).
In 2013, UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty is ranked third nationally in research funding
per faculty member, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.