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Welcome to UC San Diego School of Medicine’s C.O.A.S.T. Curriculum – where caring, original, advocates share and thrive.

Embark on a transformative journey at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where our dynamic curriculum lays a solid foundation for your entire medical school experience. You will receive a comprehensive education preparing you for a fulfilling career in and outside medicine.

As you move through our curriculum, you can explore and refine your path, ensuring a truly personalized education. There is a diverse array of elective courses for all interests and passions.

At UC San Diego School of Medicine, we believe in nurturing compassionate, innovative, and informed healthcare professionals prepared to make a lasting impact on the world of medicine. Join us in this transformative journey towards a brighter future in healthcare.

Core Curriculum

Our core curriculum is designed to guide you to become a capable and compassionate physician.

Curriculum Cycle

Elective Curriculum

Preclerkship and clinical electives provide students the opportunity to broaden their experiences and discover specific interests.

Elective Curriculum

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Visiting Fourth-Year Students

The Visiting Fourth-Year Student Program provides an opportunity for fourth-year (senior) medical students to learn more about residency programs available at UC San Diego.

Visiting Medical Student Info