University of California--San Diego

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9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093


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U.S. News Rankings

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Research rank Category Name
#14 Best Research
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#38 Best Primary Care


#11 in AIDS

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at University of California--San Diego has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of California--San Diego is $90. Its tuition is Full-time: $31,134 (in-state) and Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of California--San Diego is 2.6:1. The School of Medicine has 1,333 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of California—San Diego School of Medicine, interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged, both within the science curriculum and among other departments at UC San Diego. The Integrated Scientific Curriculum (ISC) meshes clinical medicine and medical science. In addition to instruction through the School of Medicine, students can take courses or complete another degree in areas such as bioengineering and healthcare leadership through the UCSD College of Integrated Life Sciences.

Medical students are grouped into six Academic Communities, which offer counseling, support, and faculty mentorships, and must complete an Independent Study Project before graduation. Students get hands-on clinical instruction at institutions including the UC San Diego Medical Center, the VA San Diego Hospital, the Naval Regional Medical Center, and the Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

There are more than 35 student organizations to join, and students can get involved in the USCD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, which provides healthcare to the underserved communities throughout San Diego. Graduate students may live in university-owned apartments near the medical school in La Jolla, if they wish.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $90
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 1,307
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.6:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 503
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $31,134 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,379 (out-of-state)

Required fees $4,471


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology - diagnostic
internal medicine radiation oncology
ophthalmology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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