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About Medical Education

The office of Medical Education oversees the education and training of medical students at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report.

We are dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice by offering a rich educational environment. We nurture the development of medical students, resident physicians and scholars in the clinical and basic sciences and support the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society.

What we do

  • Each year, we educate more than 400 medical students and train more than 600 residents and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center and affiliated institutions.

  • The School of Medicine's 560 full-time and 1,300 volunteer faculty members are involved in teaching, providing medical care and conducting research into the health challenges facing the 21st century.

  • The school has 26 departments, ranging from basic science research to clinical medical and surgical specialties. It has research, clinical and teaching relationships with the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

  • The school offers an MD degree, a combined MD/PhD medical scientist training program, a master’s degree in genetic counseling, a combined MD/MBA program with the Paul Merage School of Business and a unique combined MD/master’s program called the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC).This program provides specialized training for future physicians leading to improved health care delivery, research and policy in Latino communities in California.

  • The School of Medicine is using evolving technologies to benefit the education of future healthcare professionals. Through the iMedEd Intiative, the medical school developed a comprehensive iPad-based curriculum. The School of Medicine is the first in the nation to offer a completely digital, interactive learning environment for entering students.

  • In addition, the School of Medicine is on the cutting edge of technology in its program to teach medical students to use hand-held ultrasound devices, which offer an effective, noninvasive way to examine a patient's body. The technology is being integrated into the medical school curriculum; students eventually will perform bedside ultrasounds for later review and consultation with supervising faculty members.