School of Medicine

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was founded in 1968 and in a short time has become a world-class institution, recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence. It is one of the most sought out institutions providing postgraduate training to both American and international students, and is a premiere resource for education and training of physicians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals worldwide.

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 departments.

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 teaching methods.

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.

School of Medicine


School of Medicine

Mailing Address:

9500 Gilman Drive,
Mail Code 0602
La Jolla, CA 92093-0602


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