At UCSF, the purpose of medical education is to educate learners who will improve the health of our communities and alleviate suffering due to illness and disease in our patients.

The UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum educates MD graduates to excel in the competencies needed by tomorrow's physicians. Our students work collaboratively with interprofessional teams to provide compassionate patient care while broadening their knowledge, advancing science, and seeking new ways to improve health care delivery in their communities and nationwide.

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The Road to Residency

road-themed infographic showing the different "stops" along the road of the Bridges Curriculum, from Foundations 1 in the first year to Career Launch in the fourth and final year