Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs
We believe that your personal and professional development is linked to your well-being and health -- physical, mental, and social health. We provide support and resources to our students, with the goal of supporting their journey of becoming a physician.
Medical students engage their community and complement their medical education, training, and experience through a variety of leadership positions, student organizations, professional associations, and medical interests groups. Student government and student organization leadership positions provide opportunities to grow through service activities, professional development, and community involvement.
Participation in Student Council is
open to all School of Medicine
students. Our students serve as
the voice of student life through
educational, professional, cultural,
social and personal aims. One of the
main goals of the council is to
galvanize our student body towards
impactful initiatives that enrich our
San Diego Community.
Student Interest Groups (SIGs)
offer students an opportunity to meet - formally and informally - through common interests and goals.
These organizations participate
in leadership experiences while
balancing their lives as medical students. Any student is free
to start a new organization and/or join a group that already exists. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the UC San Diego School of Medicine strive to support all registered student organizations equally by providing advice, event planning, financial assistance and programmatic support.
Programs and Activities
Medical student health and wellness are an integral component to professional competence. We have a variety of programs focused on social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual development. UC San Diego medical students strive for balance and health in their lives as they pursue their medical degree.
Diego School of Medicine has both formal and informal support systems designed to assist with the many transitions medical students face.
UC San Diego faculty, staff, and medical students work together to provide a network of resources, programs, and support services for medical student success including research opportunities and funding for travel to professional meetings.