UC San Diego School of Medicine Celebrates 50 Years

In the fall of 1968, UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM) opened for business. Fifty years and several thousand newly minted doctors later, SOM is recognized among the best in the nation and in the world, in both research and in primary care. Throughout this year, SOM is celebrating this 50-years-in-the-making milestone with special events, news and features. You can keep informed by regularly visiting the new SOM home page at medschool.ucsd.edu.


Check out this year’s special issue of Discoveries magazine, which highlights many of the men, women, students and staff whose talents and achievements inspire, then and now. A digital version of the magazine can be found here.  



Medicine has evolved since the inaugural class entered in 1968, but our goal is constant: Create physicians and scientists who are as compassionate as they are brilliant.

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