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About Medical Education

The office of Medical Education oversees the education and training of medical students at the UCI 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 700 residents and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center and affiliated institutions.

  • The medical school's 915 full- and part-time and 753 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 a number of dual-degree programs, allowing medical students to get an additional advanced degrees to enhance their training. They include:

    Our mission-based Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) also offers a combined MD/master's degree as part of its focus on training future physicians who will improve healthcare delivery, research and policy in Latino communities across California.

  • Other mission-based programs are:

  • The medical school 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 UCI School of Medicine is the first in the nation to offer a completely digital, interactive learning environment for entering students.

  • In addition, the medical school 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.