With the Bridges Curriculum, UCSF School of Medicine has pioneered a new approach to medical education that will prepare students to become physician-leaders who can transform 21 Century health care. Our students work collaboratively with interprofessional teams to provide compassionate patient care while you broaden your knowledge, advance science and seek new ways to improve health care delivery in your community and nationwide.

The Bridges Curriculum is a three-phase, fully integrated curriculum delivered over four years:

Foundations 1: Students gain foundational knowledge in basic and clinical sciences while building the

habits of mind of an inquiring physician, contributing to the health of patients and improving the delivery of health care.

Foundations 2: During their immersion in team-based clinical settings, students advance your patient

care and systems improvement skills, while revisiting core concepts in foundational science as they relate to patient care decisions.

Career Launch: During this individualized phase of the curriculum, students choose clinical experiences and a scholarly project aligned with your career goals.