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First-Year medical students pose in their new white coats.

Dean's Fund for Excellence

Providing the foundation of our success and supporting the highest priorities at the School of Medicine, including medical student scholarships, adoption and dissemination of new technologies, increasing translational research and pipelines and, ultimately, providing accessible, comprehensive, compassionate care to all in need.

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Educational Opportunities

Support the greatest needs in medical education such as providing essential supplies for students, curriculum development, wellness initiatives and student success programs.

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Medical students conduct a training exercise in the Simulation Center.


Scholarships open doors for highly deserving and accomplished medical students with financial need, lessen the burden of debt, and provide imperative resources to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in health care and our society.

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Health Sciences Scholarship Challenge

Join the challenge to raise $12M by June 2027 with support to School of Medicine scholarships or create your own named endowed scholarship fund.

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Ways to Give

Your gift will have an immediate impact on the medical student experience and our innovative research endeavors. There are many ways to give to UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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Support Medical Scientists

To supplement other sources of funding used to cover, stipends and educational expenses.

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If you are interested in making a gift to UC San Diego School of Medicine, please contact:

Laura Adler
Senior Director of Development
(858) 322-0295