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  • Founded as Toland Medical College in 1864
  • Affiliated with University of California in 1873
  • 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* fifth in quality of research training and second in quality of primary care training. UCSF is the only medical school listed in the top 5 in both categories.
  • Ranked in the top five in all seven of the specialty areas assessed by US News & World Report*: second in anesthesiology, obstetrics & gynecology, and radiology; third in internal medicine; fourth in surgery; and fifth in pediatrics and psychiatry.

  • Ranked among the top 10 in 15 out of 20 residency programs according to Doximity and US News & World Report. Ranked first in anesthesiology,  dermatology, neurology, neurological surgery, and radiology.

Faculty & Staff

Full-time 2,498
Part-time 208
Volunteer 2,150
Non-Faculty Academics 743
Staff employees 4,817
Scientific Society Memberships
American Academy of Arts & Sciences 64
Howard Hughes Medical Investigators 18
National Academy of Medicine 84
National Academy of Sciences 43

Research Indicators

NIH Funding $527M
NIH Grants 1,020

Student Composition

School of Medicine Admissions
Applications Received 7,760
Applicants Interviewed 476
2018 Entering MD Students 149
- Mean Undergraduate GPA 3.81
- MCAT Score (Average Percentile) 93
- Underrepresented Minorities 40%
- Women 53%
- California Residents 77%
Total MD Students 633
PhD/MS Students 795
Tuition & Fees
California Residents $39,671
Out-of-State Residents $51,916
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

For more information and details, download the pdf of our Facts & Figures booklet.

*Source: "2019 Best Medical Schools," US News & World Report