Discover your place in the future of medicine UCI School of Medicine advances high-impact medical research, educates a diverse health workforce and delivers evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare. Discover your future here. Home About Why Choose UCI School of Medicine? Located in the Heart of Southern California The UCI School of Medicine is located in beautiful, highly sought-after Orange County, California in close proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego counties, where numerous healthcare startups, research labs, and medical device companies are located. Our location makes UCI School of Medicine a top choice for students wishing to start a career in medicine. /sites/default/files/svg-icons/sunshine_0.svg 281 Days of sunshine per year /sites/default/files/svg-icons/coastline_0.svg 40 Miles of beautiful coastline /sites/default/files/svg-icons/summertime.svg 82°F Average summer temperature /sites/default/files/svg-icons/winter.svg 70°F Average winter temperature What We Offer UCI School of Medicine has 24 departments, ranging from basic science research to clinical, medical and surgical specialties, and research, clinical and teaching relationships with the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Our award-winning faculty – more than 1,000 members strong – is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice to address the health challenges facing society at large in the 21st century. Basic Science Departments Clinical Departments What Sets Us Apart Each year, UCI School of Medicine educates more than 400 medical students and trains more than 700 residents and fellows at UCI Medical Center and affiliated institutions. An active community of diverse scholars, made up of approximately 130 PhD and Master’s students, dedicated to excellence in original research, teaching, creative expression and intellectual leadership. Find the program that best fits your future in medicine. Medical Programs PhD Programs Master's Programs Student Support Our goal is to provide medical and research students with a supportive learning environment conducive to maximizing every individual’s potential and as they navigate through the curriculum of the UCI School of Medicine. Learning Skills We use a multidisciplinary approach to help students thrive and learn efficiently utilizing individual or small group coaching, which includes: holistic and individualized learning plans, adaptive learning strategies, time management and test-taking strategies. Wellness Program Our Wellness Program offers students resources to cope with the unique challenges they may face in a rigorous medical school program including individual and group therapy sessions, wellness workshops, and mentorship programs. Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and inclusion are the core values behind our mission to Discover. Teach. Heal. We are committed to educating talented students whose backgrounds reflect California’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity. We embrace and celebrate differences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, military service, disability and socio-economic status as they inform our worldview and that of our medical students. Learn More Top 50 Medical Schools The UCI School of Medicine shines on the world stage as an enterprising champion of innovation and discovery. Our goal is to advance high-impact medical research, educate a diverse health workforce and deliver evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare. Ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, the UCI School of Medicine nurtures the development of medical students, resident physicians and scholars in the clinical and basic sciences and supports the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society. UCI School of Medicine also garners high marks from several other organizations.