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A Place to Grow and Thrive

Our mission is to educate and inspire physicians to provide innovative, compassionate, and equitable care to advance the health of patients, families, and communities. 

We provide cutting-edge resources, research and technologies to prepare future physicians who are committed to serving the global community with superior medical care.

A cornerstone of this mission is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). We are a community that reflects and serves all people, promotes equality and serves as a model for inclusion and diversity. 

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Training for tomorrow, rooted in science and justice, delivered with heart.

Explore Our Values

We instill empathy and compassion, preparing doctors to care holistically for patients, communities, and themselves.
We center our training on our learners and our care on our patients, in a supportive culture for our educators and staff.
We inspire our trainees to justly serve, advocating for the health and well-being of all in our diverse communities.
We cultivate curiosity, training doctors who will create new paths to benefit their patients and society.
We embrace science, using evidence to enhance the education of our trainees and the care they deliver.
We work together with shared purpose, leveraging our collective efforts to achieve that which cannot be done alone.

Why UC San Diego

Thrive in a supportive community with international learning opportunities in beautiful, multicultural San Diego.

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Class of 2024 Commencement

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It was an honor to celebrate the Class of 2024 at the Epstein Family Amphitheater on June 2. More than 140 students received the Doctor of Medicine degree in front of their family and friends. The Class of 2024 is the largest in UC San Diego School of Medicine history.

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