Admissions Policies

Advanced Standing/Transfer Policy

The School of Medicine does not accept transfer students at any level.

Clery Act Notice of Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

The UCSF Annual Security Report and UCSF Annual Fire Safety Report, produced in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, are available via the links below. The security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual assault and policies relating to personal safety at UCSF. The fire report includes UCSF’s fire reporting statistics and policies.

Electronic copies of these reports are available as follows:

UCSF Annual Security Report
UCSF Annual Fire Safety Report

Additional safety information can be found on the Police Department's website at

Confidentiality of Records

University of California policies applying to the disclosure of information from student records are consistent with federal and state regulations. Applicants should be aware that letters and statements of recommendation or evaluation prepared, submitted, or retained with a documented understanding of confidentiality are not subject to inspection by applicants. Internal evaluation forms, including interview reports, are in this category. (A statement of University of California policies on confidentiality of records may be obtained from the Office of the President, University of California, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612-3550.)

Affiliations with Healthcare Organizations that Have Adopted Policy-Based Restrictions on Care

UC Regents Policy 4405

UC’s academic health centers and health professional schools have affiliations with other health care organizations to improve quality and access for the people of the state of California, particularly those in medically underserved communities, and to support UC’s research and public service mission.

Some of these organizations restrict certain evidence-based health care services. We affiliate with health systems that may restrict care only after we consider the implications for our patients, providers, and the diverse educational experiences for our students, residents and other trainees.

UC and UCSF expect that UC employees and trainees will deliver evidence-based health care services and, in those locations where a required service cannot be delivered, appropriate referrals or transfers must be made. If at any time a UC employee or trainee is asked to do otherwise, or a patient has a complaint, the University should be immediately informed as described in this August 18, 2023 announcement

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal and State law and University policy, the University of California does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, health, or disability. For detailed information, please visit the Office of Diversity and Outreach.

Professional Student Immunization Requirements

All UCSF medical students are required to comply with UCSF Student Academic Affairs immunization requirements, including the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Review the School of Medicine's Professional Student Immunization Requirements.

Requisite Standards for Admission

In order to become sound and knowledgeable medical practitioners, medical students must have observational, communicative, motor, conceptual/integrative/quantitative and behavioral abilities that will allow them to complete medical school requirements in a dependable manner. For additional information, please also review the School of Medicine's Student Selection Admissions policy and our Technical Standards policy for completion of the MD Degree.

Technical Standards 

The MD degree is a broad undifferentiated degree attesting to general knowledge in medicine and the basic skills required for the practice of medicine. Essential abilities and characteristics required for completion of the MD degree consist of certain minimum physical and cognitive abilities and sufficient mental and emotional stability to assure that candidates for admission, promotion, and graduation are able to complete the entire course of study and participate fully in all aspects of medical training. Review the School of Medicine's Technical Standards policy describing these required skills.

For all other medical education policies, please refer to our Medical Student Policies

Student Selection Admissions Policy

The student selection policy outlines the criteria, procedures and policy for student selection to UCSF School of Medicine undergraduate program.