Educating Future Leaders


Develop the world’s future leaders in health care delivery, research and education.


Foster the educational enterprise to keep UCSF at the forefront of biomedical education and meet the growing demand for health care professionals.


Develop educational facilities and infrastructure commensurate with UCSF’s stature in health sciences education.

Building state-of-the-art teaching facilities will allow UCSF to incorporate new tools and technologies for educating future health professionals and scientists. These facilities will enable UCSF to continue as a leader in educational innovation.

Recognize and reward faculty excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Teaching and mentoring expertise is critical to cultivating the next generation of health sciences leaders. UCSF, therefore, must enhance the prominence of teaching, mentoring and educational scholarship in faculty promotions, and explore mechanisms to support, recognize and reward excellence in clinical education.

Secure a more reliable and transparent funding base to support educational programs.

To strengthen faculty commitment to teaching and to ensure the quality of UCSF’s academic programs, UCSF should examine mechanisms for increasing revenues and document and make transparent how resources are allocated to support the educational mission.

Prepare for growth in professional school enrollment.

Major shortages of physicians, nurses and pharmacists are predicted, along with maldistribution of the state’s health care workforce. In response, UCSF should begin planning for future enrollment growth in the professional schools and ensure that innovative educational programs that focus on diverse and underserved populations are accessible to more future health care professionals.