Our Impact

Our collective achievements in medical education arise from partnerships with students, School of Medicine leaders, and community organizations that support our work

#1

ranked first among u.s. public medical schools in NIH funding

 

Top 5

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: We are 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.

Exceptional Diversity: Over 30% of our 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): One of only eight resident training sites nationwide to be included in the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative. GME at UCSF includes the nation’s first Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Incentive Program.

Renowned Educators: UCSF is home to the nation’s premier Academy of Medical Educators, with more than 145 members selected through rigorous internal and external review. We are 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: Founding Partner with UC Hastings to launch a first-of-its-kind online Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law. Founding Partner with UC Berkeley to launch a pioneering Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US).