School of Medicine

About the School of Medicine

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Ranked as one of the top U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, the UCI School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research, physician education and high-quality care.

The medical school 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.

School of Medicine Facts

UCI Medical Center

UCI Medical Center is the principal clinical facility for UCI Health and the UCI School of Medicine’s teaching and research programs. For 18 consecutive years, the medical center has been rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and among the top 50 U.S. medical centers for gynecology and urology. It is the only Orange County hospital to be listed consistently among the nation's best.

In early 2009, UCI Health opened UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, a modern facility for conducting the latest medical research and training future and practicing physicians. The seven-story hospital has spacious, mostly private rooms and 15 state-of-the-art operating rooms. In addition, the hospital provides an environment for translational research — allowing more opportunities for researchers and clinicians to collaborate on patient care.

The medical center is also home to the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, and one of only 71 such high-level centers in the nation.

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The School of Medicine’s close research, clinical and teaching relationship with the medical center has helped position our clinical enterprise as a regional and national leader in translational medicine. UCI Health uses the latest clinical research, including studies pioneered by our researchers, to provide patients with the most advanced therapies and treatments.