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Information for Students

University of California San Diego School of Medicine wants you to succeed. Whether you are an applicant or a current student we have a variety of programs and opportunities to assist you in your medical education journey.

Education Programs

UC San Diego has programs to support career goals across the medical field including: MD Program, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Program in Medical Education (PRIME), Global Health Academic Concentration, Physician Assistant Program, Graduate Programs.

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Mentoring relationships are beneficial to both mentor and mentee. We offer a variety of opportunities for our medical students to serve in both roles.

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Academic Communities

Academic Communities provide structure and support to all medical students throughout the four years of medical education. 

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School of Medicine students are supported through access to formalized mental health support, individualized informal mental health support, wellness-based programming and events, facilitated peer support, and a comprehensive coaching program.

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Office of Educational Support Services

The Office of Educational Support Services (OESS) helps students maximize their comprehension and retention of information critical to their education and develop life-long learning skills.

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Other Opportunities

Students at UC San Diego School of Medicine have access to unique hands-on learning opportunities to expand their educational base.

Student-Run Free Clinic

Providing respectful, high quality health care for the underserved while inspiring the next generation of health professionals.

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Summer Research Institute

The School of Medicine provides structured support specifically dedicated to our medical students for research and exploration.

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