Health Sciences Education at UCSF

UC San Francisco's four-year, $100 million education fundraising initiative, is the first initiative of its kind at UCSF.

As a public institution, UC San Francisco is committed to access and affordability. This is the first initiative of its kind at UCSF, and will ensure that we will continue to inspire future leaders in the health sciences.

While many of our graduates become health care leaders around the world, hundreds return to work at UCSF like Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, pioneering AIDS researcher Paul Volberding and renowned neurosurgeon Mitch Berger – helping to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation under which they trained.

We need private support to help us achieve this critical public mission.

Education Priorities

  • Scholarships and Awards...
      ensure that the highest quality health science education remains accessible to the next generation of students regardless of financial means.
  • Fellowships...
      support the educational expenses of our doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and trainees, and ensure robust graduate programs.
  • Faculty Support...
      helps UCSF attract the best clinicians, researchers and teachers to guarantee our students have the best possible educators.
  • Interprofessional Education...
      helps provide the curricula and team-building opportunities that bring together all four schools and our graduate programs, fostering collaborative research, learning and clinical care.
  • Teaching Infrastructure...
      builds and sustains a technology-rich environment that promotes curricular innovation and creates teaching and learning experiences that prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

"Some of UCSF's most inventive work has come from students. They ask 'crazy' questions that change the way we do research in my laboratory, the techniques we use, the ideas we pursue. The students are our spark, our innovative light" - Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

For more information on supporting Health Sciences Education at UCSF, please contact Michelle Clark at or 415/476-5825.