University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
UCSF is the only campus in the 10-campus University of California system devoted exclusively to the health sciences.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is UCSF chancellor. The ninth chancellor and first woman to lead UCSF, she assumed the top post on August 3, 2009. She is also the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor.
The roots of this public health sciences university, dedicated to saving lives and improving health, can be traced in San Francisco to the 1864 establishment of the Toland Medical College, which nine years later would become the Medical Department of a then fledgling University of California across the bay.
- Paid workforce is about 22,000, which includes both the University and UCSF Medical Center.
- UCSF is the second-largest employer in San Francisco, after the city and county of San Francisco, and the fifth-largest employer in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
- The paid workforce comprises about 2,400 faculty and 19,600 staff.
STUDENTS, RESIDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS
- About 3,060 students enrolled in degree programs.
- About 1,575 residents (physicians, dentists and pharmacists in training).
- About 1,040 postdoctoral scholars.
More Faculty Honors
Number of UCSF faculty who are current members of the following prestigious scientific honorary organizations:
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences: 58
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute: 17
- Institute of Medicine: 71
- National Academy of Sciences: 42
- Revenues supporting core activities for fiscal year 2009: $3.3 billion, including $1.8 billion generated by UCSF Medical Center.
- Operating expenses for fiscal year 2009: $3.2 billion.
- UCSF received close to $300.5 million ($300,424,313) in total private support for fiscal year 2009.
- This marks the ninth consecutive year in which total private support of UCSF exceeded $200 million.
- UCSF is renowned for its excellence in educating and training students in the health professions. The UCSF schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy and the Graduate Division all rank among the nations most prestigious advanced study programs in the health sciences.
- The UCSF School of Dentistry is recognized nationwide for its innovative approaches to dental education, including combined DDS-PhD and DDS-MBA programs and a special one-year training course geared to helping disadvantaged students gain admission to US dental schools.
- The UCSF School of Medicine is the only school in the country to rank among the top five in both research and primary care in the new (2010) survey on Americas best graduate schools by US News & World Report. UCSF is tied for No. 4 in research and tied for No. 5 in primary care.
- The UCSF School of Nursing ranked No. 2 in the nation in the most recent (2007) survey on best nursing schools.
- The UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked No. 1 in nation in the most recent (2008) US News & World Report survey of best schools of pharmacy.
- The Graduate Divisions PhD programs ranked at the top nationally, including several in the top 10, according to the prestigious National Research Councils most recent (1995) survey, which ranked UCSFs program in biochemistry No. 1, genetics No. 2, cell biology No. 3, neuroscience No. 4, biomedical sciences (physiology) No. 5 and bioengineering No. 7.
- The UCSF Fresno program supports UCSFs educational mission. Students from UCSFs four schools (dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy) and residents from three schools (dentists, physicians and pharmacists in training) have the opportunity to take a rotation in the program. Based in Fresno, the program is affiliated with regional hospitals and medical centers, and plays a vital role in supporting local health care needs.
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