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Medical Education

Support Medical Education

Thank you for your interest in supporting the UCSF medical education mission. 

Medical education is committed to preparing 21st century physicians who work collaboratively to achieve our goal of promoting health and reducing suffering while continually improving our healthcare system. Our students and residents contribute to improving healthcare outcomes today, while being educated to work within complex systems to improve healthcare tomorrow.  You can help us achieve this mission.

We lead the nation in fostering creativity and innovation in medical education and your support maintains our ability to achieve excellence.

We invite you to select from among our priority giving areas below:

Fund for Medical Education  

Our primary and most important fund for supporting innovation and sustaining important medical student programs. These funds are used at the discretion of the Vice Dean for Education. Learn more about Medical Education on our website and Contribute to our efforts. 

Student Scholarships

The cost of medical education has soared during the past two decades, locally as well as nationally, in public schools as well as private schools.  UCSF is grateful that generous donations have enabled us to keep our average debt at graduation $20,000 less than the average debt at other public medical schools and $40,000 less than the average debt at private medical schools.  Still, the average debt at graduation now exceeds $100,000 for our students.  The purpose of this fund is to increase the financial aid that we offer to students so that we can continue to attract the best students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Contribute to Student Scholarships. 

Academy of Medical Educators

A general fund for The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. Your gift supports AME programs that directly benefit faculty educators by promoting curricular innovation, rewarding teaching excellence, nurturing scholarly work, and enhancing the status of all teachers throughout the school. Learn more about the Academy of Medical Educators on their website and  Contribute to their programs.

Post Baccalaureate Program

A fund to support scholarships and programmatic activities of the School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program. The Post Baccalaureate Program is a yearlong comprehensive graduate certificate program to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or underserved communities successfully matriculate to medical school. Learn more about the Post Baccalaureate on their website and Contribute to their program.


A fund to support medical students enrolled in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). PRIME-US is five-year track at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program for students committed to working with urban underserved communities.  The program is designed to nurture, support and equip participating medical students to become leaders in underserved care. Learn more about the PRIME-US program on their website and Contribute to their program.