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MD Degree & Combined

Educating the Future of Medicine

From the classroom to the clinic and beyond, our programs prepare students to meet challenges in health care with confidence and compassion.

Our graduates embody the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to become forward-thinking physicians who champion health for all.

Our curriculum integrates scientific principles, clinical medicine and compassion to prepare learners to deliver equity-driven, person-centered care.

Medical Education Learning Competencies

Our graduates apply knowledge of biomedical, clinical, social, behavioral and population sciences and employ evidence-based strategies to acquire new information and inform their clinical decisions.
Our graduates gather histories, perform examinations and engage in clinical reasoning, providing compassionate and holistic care informed by each patient's values, needs and goals.
Our graduates communicate respectfully, effectively, and compassionately to meet the medical, educational and social needs of their patients, colleagues and communities.
Our graduates demonstrate life-long learning skills via self-assessment and feedback, identifying, appraising and incorporating new evidence to manage uncertainty in health care.
Our graduates fulfill the ethical obligations required of compassionate, respectful and patient-centered physicians.
Our graduates work within multidisciplinary health care delivery systems, focusing on safety and efficacy, to optimize individual and population-based experiences and outcomes.
Our graduates appraise health disparities through community engagement and clinical experience and promote health equity by breaking down biases and structural racism.
Our graduates thrive as people and physicians, develop resilience in the face of adversity, seek help when needed, and promote a culture of fulfilled lives.

Why UC San Diego School of Medicine

Learn more about UC San Diego School of Medicine from our students and faculty.

Program in Medical Education (PRIME)

Become a health equity leader and train to care for underserved communities in our joint MD/master's degree program.

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Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Tailor your research experience to become a physician-scientist in our MD/PhD joint program.

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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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