• Founded as Toland Medical College in 1864
  • Affiliated with University of California in 1873
  • View of Parnassus Heights from 1910
    A view of the Parnassus campus in 1910.
    Occupying eight major sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and Fresno with:
    • 28 academic departments
    • 8 organized research units
    • 6 interdisciplinary research centers
  • Ranked first among US medical schools in NIH dollars awarded
  • Ranked by US News & World Report sixth in quality of research training and second in quality of primary care training. UCSF is the only medical school listed in the top 6 in both categories.
  • Ranked in the top five in all eight of the specialty areas assessed by US News & World Report: first in OB/GYN; second in internal medicine, psychiatry, and surgery; third in radiology and anesthesiology; and fifth in family medicine. 


Nobel laureates

Faculty & Staff

Full-time 2,719
Part-time 208
Volunteer 2,150
Non-Faculty Academics 757
Staff employees 5,035
Scientific Society Memberships
American Academy of Arts & Sciences 64
Howard Hughes Medical Investigators 17
National Academy of Medicine 105
National Academy of Sciences 51

Research Indicators

NIH Funding $578M

Student Composition

School of Medicine Admissions
Applications Received 7,846
Applicants Interviewed 468
2019 Entering MD Students 155
- Underrepresented Minorities 34%
- Women 52%
- California Residents 77%
Tuition & Fees
California Residents $34,977
Out-of-State Residents $47,222
Residents & Fellows
Residents 944
Clinical Fellows 607
Postdoctoral Fellows 882
Continuing Medical Education
Live Activity Attendees 15,625
Grand Rounds Attendees 36,130
On-Demand Learners 9.011
Other Lifelong Learners 582