For Prospective Students

"We are proud of our reputation for turning outstanding students into exceptional physicians. Our graduates are warmly welcomed across the nation and worldwide. Medical education at UCSF is intrinsically connected to our pioneering research and compassionate clinical care, and you will find our faculty accessible and devoted to your career growth."

Talmadge E. King Jr., MD

Dean, UCSF School of Medicine

At UCSF, our learners approach health care challenges with critical thinking and a spirit of inquiry. As tomorrow’s health and science leaders in training, UCSF students embody our passion for advancing the health of our communities.

UCSF is a leader in health sciences curriculum innovation. Our educators transform medical education to reflect real-world patient needs, and advances in the sciences that support patient care. With the Bridges Curriculum, we provide training and opportunities for clinical experiences that enable students to make immediate and impactful contributions as members of interprofessional care teams.

  • UCSF is committed to the health of communities, locally and globally
  • We pursue science in the service of health care and equity
  • We are driven by a spirit of discovery and innovation
  • We are recognized as national leaders in educational science 

Find information at the right on how to apply to our MD, Post-Baccalaureate, and Outreach Programs.