University of California--San Francisco

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513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S224
San Francisco, CA 94143


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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Research rank Category Name
#4 Best Research
Ranking score and category
Primary care rank Category Name
#4 Best Primary Care


#1 in AIDS
#8 in Geriatrics
#8 in Pediatrics

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at University of California--San Francisco has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at University of California--San Francisco is $80. Its tuition is Full-time: $32,106 (in-state) and Full-time: $44,351 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of California--San Francisco is 3.3:1. The School of Medicine has 2,190 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Students at the University of California—San Francisco School of Medicine take two years of block courses before completing a year of clerkships and a year of clinicals. About 150 students are admitted in each class, and the majority of the student body is from California.

In addition to earning a traditional M.D., students can add on a second degree through dual and joint programs. In the M.D./M.S. program, for example, students add a humanities slant to their science education in three years of classes at University of California—-Berkeley before moving to UCSF to complete a traditional medical track for two years. Also unique is the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved, a five-year education that readies students to work in impoverished communities across the country.

Medical students can complete clinical rotations at hospitals on campus, like the UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Children’s Hospital, or at sites throughout the city, including the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. Students can live in university-owned housing units, including group houses and private apartments on or near campus. The city of San Francisco offers boundless opportunities to unwind after class, from beaches to dining and nightlife.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 2,058
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.3:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 632
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $32,106 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,351 (out-of-state)

Required fees $3,590


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

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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