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university of california at berkeley

University of California at San Diego School of Medicine

University of California at San Diego School of Medicine is a medical school located in La Jolla, California, USA.

The school held its first class in 1969 and conferred its first degrees in 1973. The school aggressively recruited leading physician scientists of its era and rapidly gained a reputation as an elite medical school. The sophomore class in 1971 achieved the highest score in the National Board of Medical Examiners examination in the nation.

UCSD School of Medicine was ranked 14 on the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report for research. UCSD School of Medicine is ranked 35th in primary care.

Notable Alumni

Notable Faculty

Preclinical Core Courses

  • Year One

Fall Quarter: Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Doctor/Patient Relationship

Mini-Block: Principles of Pharmacology

Winter Quarter: Basic Cardiac Life Support, Organ Physiology, Principles of Pharmacology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Spring: Endocrinology, Reproduction and Metabolism, Basic Neurology, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Human Growth and Development, Principles of Pharmacology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

  • Year Two

Mini-Block: Hematology

Fall: Human Anatomy, Histology, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Introduction to Health Care Systems, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Winter: Human Disease Microbiology, Human Disease Pathology, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Psychopathology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Spring: Human Disease Microbiology, Human Disease Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Medical Student Services and Programs

  • Healthy Student Program
  • Tutorial Service
  • Careers in Medicine Program
  • Advising and Mentoring: Faculty Mentor, Office of Student Affairs Advisor, Big Sib, Senior Mentor, Senior Faculty Advisor

Medical Student Organizations

Al-Tabib - 'The Physician', American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Association & California Medical Association (AMA&CMA), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), Amnesty International, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF), Diversity Coalition, Doctors Ought to Care (D.O.C.), Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group, Family Medicine Interest Group, Four String Society, Free Clinic, Global Medicine Interest Group, Healthy Student Program, Holistic & Integrative Medicine (HI-Med), Internal Medicine Interest Group, Korean American Medical Student Association, Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies in Medicine, Medical Students for Choice (MSFC), OB/GYN Interest Group, Oncology Interest Group, Peer Mentors, Phi Delta Epsilon, Procedures Interests Group Psychiatry Interest Group, South Asian Medical Student Association, Stress Relief Valve (SRV Med), Students Interest Group in Neurology, Students Interested in Pediatrics (SIP), Student National Medical, Surgery Interest Group, The Human Condition

Student Run Free Clinic

The UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, in partnership with the community, provides accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved in a respectful environment in which students, health professionals, patients, and community members learn from one another. It seeks to sustain health through free medical and preventive care, health education, access to social services

Graduate & Dual Degree Programs

  • Medical Scientist Training Program Biomedical Sciences M.D./Ph.D.
  • Medical Scholars Program (8-yr. Baccalaureate/M.D.)
  • Masters in Bioengineering
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Masters in Leadership of Health Care Organizations
  • Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research
  • Ph.D. Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Independent Ph.D. programs


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