ranked first among u.s. public medical schools in NIH funding
the only medical school listed in the top 5 for quality of research training and quality of primary care training
Consistently ranked among the nation's top medical schools, the UCSF School of Medicine earns its greatest distinction from our outstanding faculty and learners. The impact of medical education at UCSF is illustrated by our:
Pioneering Medical Curriculum
One of only 11 medical schools nationwide selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) to develop and implement innovative curricula around the best medical practices. One of seven medical schools nationwide to receive a Transformational Education Grant as part of the Kern Institute and National Transformation Network.
Over 35% of our current medical students come from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in medicine (UIM), which is among the highest percentages among all of the top medical schools in the country.
Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (GME)
GME at UCSF includes the nation’s first Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Incentive Program and was one of only eight resident training sites nationwide to be included in the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative.
UCSF is home to the nation’s premier Academy of Medical Educators, with more than 215 members selected through rigorous internal and external review. We were one of only two schools worldwide to receive the 2016 ASPIRE to Excellence in Faculty Development Award from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
Interprofessional Education Hub
The UCSF-affiliated San Francisco VA Medical Center is nationally recognized as one of only five Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education, with a focus on interprofessional teamwork.
Innovative Partnerships Across Two Regional Campuses
UCSF was the founding Partner with UC Berkeley to launch a pioneering Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US).
UCSF's San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) based at UCSF Fresno improves health for people and communities in the San Joaquin Valley.
Founding Partner with UC Hastings to launch a first-of-its-kind online Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law.
Commitment to a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Learning Environment
The School of Medicine launched the Differences Matter initiative to develop and implement strategies that will increase diversity in our academic community, and optimize the equity and inclusiveness of our education programs.