Welcome from the Associate Dean for Admissions

Dear Prospective Applicant,

Dr. Michelle AlbertThank you for your interest in learning more about pursuing medical school at our amazing institution, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). I am glad you are here and am excited for you to learn more about why UCSF should be a place for you to seriously consider for training as you embark on your career in health and science.

At UCSF, we strive to recruit a student body with the collective desire to advance the health of ALL members of the various diverse communities we serve both locally and internationally. We are seeking curious, compassionate people who are committed to advocating for and serving others. If you are eager to lead the innovations needed to address the scientific and health needs of the global community, YOU belong at UCSF.

UCSF's approach to medical education engages students from the beginning of their training, in improving healthcare and answering the biggest questions in medicine. Launched in August 2016, the Bridges Curriculum helps guide students in mastering the skills they need to meet the challenges of becoming physician leaders committed to advancing health for all. 

UCSF seeks to create a welcoming environment that supports everyone to reach their potential. Whether you want to connect with fellow students interested in researching renal disease or cardiology, or you want to join or lead an affinity group or student organization, there is a place for your unique interests and identities at the UCSF School of Medicine.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our curriculum, the wide variety of clinical experiences available to you at UCSF, and to hear from current students about their journey at UCSF as well as about life in San Francisco.

Thank you for your interest in attending medical school at UCSF. I look forward to learning more about you!

Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH
Associate Dean for Admissions
UCSF School of Medicine