In only four decades, UCSD Health Sciences (which consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy and the UCSD Health System) has achieved international distinction and excellence in biomedical research, education and clinical medicine. We have incorporated the most effective practices of progressive medical education techniques and technologies, capitalizing on UCSD’s research and clinical strengths to engage students in the most innovative approaches to research and clinical care.
UCSD is uniquely equipped to help its collaborative partners meet their objectives: our School of Medicine adopted an integrative medical education curriculum, and we have built a Medical Education Center that incorporates leading edge technology to support this 21st-century curriculum. In addition, UCSD faculty members are highly regarded for their research accomplishments, clinical expertise, and educational effectiveness. We have a sound educational administrative infrastructure, commended by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, in support of our ongoing success.
The UCSD School of Medicine was ranked 9th in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report for research and is ranked 5th in the nation among public medical schools by U.S. News and World Report – the youngest school among the top 5 public schools. UCSD School of Medicine ranks #1 in the nation in federal research funding per faculty member (#1 in clinical research and #3 in basic research). Among ranked departments, UCSD is #1 in Family Medicine, Neurosciences, Surgery, and #2 in Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry. UCSD ranks 4th in the world in terms of 'citation impact' in the fields of science and social science, with world-wide notable faculty.