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Life-long learners



Two medical students at the induction ceremony looking at their Gold Humanism Honor Society pins
MD students at the Gold Humanism Honor Society induction ceremony inspect their pins


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Team science in the Cardiovascular Research Theme (investigator team with Tamer Sallam, MD, PhD)



We believe in health for all.

We train the next generation of health leaders and inspire the brightest minds to pursue a life of impact.

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We are a groundbreaking community of problem solvers, caregivers, innovators, and life-long learners with a noble mission: to heal humankind by delivering leading-edge research, education, patient care, and community engagement.

We believe the greatest biomedical challenges of our time can be solved through cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Our single footprint, walkable campus, and our location in one of the most diverse cities in the world promote discovery and transformation by enabling our community to share ideas, facilities, equipment, and conversations.


DGSOM, National Institutes of Health Research Funding, 2022
UCLA Health, Nationally Ranked Health System, 2021
Most diverse medical school, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
UCLA, Nationally Ranked Public University, 2021


Our mission is to deliver best-in-category patient care, research, and education that ultimately enables people to live their longest, healthiest lives.

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We strive to provide an environment where every member of our community feels empowered to leverage their unique abilities to advance our shared goals.

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Explore the departments and units that are answering fundamental questions, developing transformative technologies, and serving on the front lines of health.

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Our strength resides in our people—the faculty and staff who form the backbone of all mission areas. Search our directories of leaders, faculty, and staff.

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70 years of boundary-expanding work has brought us within reach of the healthier future we envision for our community, California, and humankind.

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Why Choose UCLA?

Life is distinct and at your fingertips, with training sites situated all over the city.

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