Ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, UC Irvine Health 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.
UC Irvine Medical Center is the principal clinical facility for UC Irvine Health and the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine’s teaching and research programs. For 16 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 orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. It is the only Orange County hospital to be listed consistently.
In early 2009, UC Irvine 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 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. UC Irvine Health uses the latest clinical research, including studies pioneered by our researchers, to provide patients with the most advanced therapies and treatments.