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Preparing for a Better Future

Renowned for its commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery and clinical innovation, UC San Diego School of Medicine cultivates a dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment where students, faculty, and health care professionals converge to advance the frontiers of medicine.

Living and Working in San Diego

Our location in the beautiful San Diego region offers a unique combination of world renowned research, entrepreneurial opportunities and connections with biotech companies — all in a culturally-rich coastal city.

More About San Diego

As the region's only medical school, we are shaping the future of health care by producing visionary leaders who are poised to address the evolving challenges of the health care and biomedical landscapes with expertise, innovation and compassion.

By conducting groundbreaking research, deploying novel educational initiatives and maintaining an unwavering dedication to advancing health equity, UC San Diego School of Medicine and its affiliates consistently achieve top rankings among health care institutions across the country.

Facts & Figures


Public Medical School for NIH funding*


Best Medical School — Research**


Health Care System in San Diego**

*Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research 2023 rankings; **U.S. News and World Report

Culture of Belonging

Promoting equality and creating a community of equity, diversity and inclusion is at the foundation of who we are as an institution.

Learn about our EDI initiatives

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School of Medicine Leadership

Forward-thinking leaders guide the school’s mission and vision to prepare tomorrow's health care providers, scientists and leaders.

Meet the Dean's Leadership Team


Our 20 academic departments serve as bridges between our classrooms, research laboratories and clinical settings.

Explore our departments

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Contact Us

Contact the UC San Diego School of Medicine for inquiries related to the Office of the Dean, Office of Admissions and other key administrative areas.

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