Prospective Students

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 collective passion for advancing the health of our communities.

The top public recipient of NIH Funding for 16 years in a row, consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools

These rankings are possible because the UCSF community is driven by our PRIDE Values. PRIDE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence. These are important core values for everyone who learns, teaches, works, and discovers at UCSF. 

Our PRIDE Values make UCSF’s learning environment a collaborative space where we each draw on the perspectives that are shaped by our backgrounds and experiences while working together in pursuit of our shared goal of advancing health worldwide.

Motivated by a commitment to our communities

As a public institution, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to community service and promoting health equity and providing excellent health care for underserved populations. Our medical students are passionate advocates for social justice, and they have spurred changes that have improved health and health care equity throughout California and nationwide. 

UCSF provides medical students the Bridges Curriculum, an award-winning and ever-evolving curriculum that values student input. Currently, medical students and faculty are partnering to redesign the Bridges Curriculum to become more anti-oppressive. The innovative Bridges Curriculum encourages a healthy work-life balance and allows medical students the flexibility to craft their own academic journey and career path.

Learn more about Admissions to the MD Program, the UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program, Additional Opportunities for Pre-Medical Students, and Opportunities for High School Students.

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