FOCUS ON: Back to School 2012

September 26, 2012

New Anatomy Lab Prepares Next Generation of Clinicians

The days of carrying hefty, 1,500-page Gray’s Anatomy textbooks may be long gone, but not much more has changed over the decades in how medical students learn anatomy — until now. Students at UCSF have just begun studies in a new, state-of-the-art anatomy learning center. Read more

First-Generation College Students Find Support at UCSF

When Tania Pacheco first arrived at UCSF, she was struck by the feeling that she had more in common with the campus restaurant workers and janitors than many of her fellow doctoral students. Read more

Thousands Enroll in UCSF Online Health Courses

In what is being called a grand experiment in higher education, UCSF and other top universities are offering free, online classes through the website Coursera. More than 48,000 people have enrolled in UCSF’s three classes since the University announced them on July 19. Read more

Top Students Tell Why They Chose UCSF

Top students from UCSF's four professional schools and the Graduate Division tell why they chose to study at UCSF, one of the nation's premier health sciences universities, in a new video captured during new student orientation day. Read more

Show Your School Spirit and Win an iPad2

Do you have UCSF Spirit? Students, faculty and staff who capture it in a creative photo (be sure to incorporate "UCSF" into the photo or caption) and post it to UCSF’s Facebook page can be eligible to win an iPad2 and other cool prizes. Read more

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New Student Demographics and Fun Facts
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Bodies Donated to Science Offer Invaluable Hands-on Lessons in Anatomy Lab
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White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Medical School at UCSF
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UCSF is among the nation’s premier health sciences campuses and is world-renowned for educational excellence. Its four professional schools — dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy — as well as its Graduate Division consistently rank among the top programs nationwide in their fields and attract the world’s finest students.

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