Advancing our Curriculum

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UCSF Expands Its Courses About What It Means to Be an Anti-Racist Scientist or Clinician

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Remote Learning, Face Masks and New Opportunities – This is Health Sciences Education During COVID-19

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Welcome, Students!

Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins welcomes students to the 2020 school year and talks about how UCSF is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic for all of its learners.

Related: Read a message from new UC President Michael V. Drake, welcoming everyone back to the new academic year.


Stats on the New Class

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Number of Students


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Where They’re From

Countries: 35
Farthest City: Lusaka, Zambia, 10,033 miles away

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Most Common Names

Jennifer, Hannah, Jessica, Zach

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Residents: 61%
Born in CA: 49%

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First Generation

To College: 27%
To Grad School: 48%

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Female: 65%
Male: 35%

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Youngest Students' Birth Year: 1999
Most Common Birth Month: September

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Top Alma Maters


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Veteran or Active Duty / Reservist


Source: Preliminary data from the UCSF Office of the Registrar & Office of Institutional Research.



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Calling all UCSF learners! What does student life look like this year? 

The pandemic has turned back-to-school season on its head, but UCSFers know how to improvise, adapt, and overcome. We’re giving away $500 in gift cards to 20 UCSF students who can help us capture this historic time. Post a glimpse of your day-to-day life on social media with the hashtag #UCSFBackToSchool, and make sure to tag @UCSF for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random, multiple posts are encouraged! 


Across the University

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A New Generation of Physicians Begin Their Careers in the Middle of a Pandemic

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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2023 at a Pivotal Time

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Local Students Start Training at UCSF to Become Physicians for the San Joaquin Valley

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