Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools, the UCSF School of Medicine earns its greatest distinction from its outstanding faculty – among them are four Nobel laureates, 69 Institute of Medicine members, 59 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, 41 National Academy of Sciences members, and 16 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.
The UCSF School of Medicine strives to advance human health through a fourfold mission of education, research, patient care and public service.
Founded in 1864 as Toland Medical College, the school became part of the University of California in 1873. In 1898, the school moved to its present Parnassus Heights campus, on land donated by San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro. The first UC hospital opened here in 1907, growing into Moffitt-Long Hospitals and Children’s Hospital. These facilities, together with Mount Zion Hospital, now comprise the UCSF Medical Center. UCSF faculty have also treated patients and trained students at San Francisco General Hospital since 1873.