Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Irvine has been set apart by its spirit of innovation, with strengths in research and education that align with regional, national and international priorities. Located on the UC Irvine campus which spans 122 acres of rolling coastal foothills, the School of Medicine has grown dramatically since its establishment at UC Irvine in 1967, and now attracts internationally recognized researchers and clinicians.
Following UC Irvine's commitment to excellence, the School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of medicine through scholarly research, physician education and the provision of high-quality medical care to patients. The medical school actively nurtures the development of scholars in the clinical and basic sciences. The School of Medicine continues to gain widespread acclaim as one of the nation's most prominent research institutions in the fields of cancer and the neurosciences, and offers medical students a challenging opportunity to work alongside internationally-respected leaders in their fields. UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the few facilities in California designated by the National Cancer Institute as a "comprehensive cancer center." This facility is located at UC Irvine Medical Center, the only academic and research hospital in Orange County. A 180-acre University Research Park is adjacent to the School of Medicine for research and development companies to collaborate with UC Irvine faculty and students. Another key initiative is the Irvine Biomedical Research Center, where UC Irvine faculties are working on new approaches to cancer, genetics, infectious diseases and aging.
The School of Medicine accepts applications from foreign students who have completed a minimum of one year of college in an accredited US college or university. It is important to note that we give preference to applicants that are US citizens and applicants that have been granted Permanent Residence and are in possessions of their Green Card.