At UC San Francisco, we are driven by the idea that when the best research, the best teaching and the best patient care converge, we can deliver breakthroughs that help heal the world.
Excellence is in our DNA. From genomics and immunology to specialty care for women and children, UCSF brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells. Our hospitals and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by U.S. News & World Report.
We are the leading university dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
Disrupting the Status Quo for Good
UCSF is part of the 10-campus University of California, the world’s premier public research university system, and the only of its campuses dedicated to graduate and professional education. Driven by our public mission, we are a collection of dedicated scientists, clinicians, students and staff who strive to make the world a better place through our singular focus on health. Compassion is as critical as discovery in fulfilling our mission to make a difference for individual patients and whole populations.
Embracing a Sense of Urgency
In a field where lives often hang in a delicate balance, UCSF recognizes that time is of the essence – for patients in the hospital and for populations facing an epidemic. We harness the efficiency of multidisciplinary teams to accelerate scientific progress and speed the development of new therapies and cures. We are constantly pushing forward the policies and partnerships that ensure that people in need are getting access to the most cutting-edge care and treatment.
Fostering a Culture of Innovation
UCSF is San Francisco’s second-largest employer, attracting talented faculty and staff who mirror the energy and dynamism of the Bay Area. Drawing from the creative spirit of artists and entrepreneurs, and the disruptiveness of the tech industry, our ability to recruit top talent leads to a constant influx of new ideas and approaches. The most exciting part of being at UCSF is its people, who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to create a vibrant community where we can redefine possible.
UCSF Facts & Figures
19 PhD programs
11 master’s programs
Students & Trainees
3,100 students enrolled in degree programs
1,600 clinical residents or fellows
1,100 postdoctoral scholars
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, Mount Zion, and Mission Bay
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland
Primary care and specialty clinics throughout Northern California
Bay Area Economy
Generates nearly 43,000 jobs
Produces an estimated $8.9 billion in economic impact