UCSF Rankings and Ratings

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the world's leading centers of life sciences, health sciences research, and patient care. The UCSF Medical Center is consistently placed among the top 10 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

It has the following schools:
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Dentistry
- Graduate Division

Rankings and Ratings:

- The School of Medicine is ranked 5th among all medical schools in the nation in the US News “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2010. It is also placed highly in the following specialty programs:
• AIDS – 1st
• Women’s health – 2nd
• Internal medicine – 3rd
• Drug/alcohol abuse – 5th
• Family medicine – 6th
• Geriatrics – 9th
• Pediatrics – 10th

- Ranked among the nation's top 10 premier hospitals and is the best in the Bay Area, according to the 2009 "Americas Best Hospitals" survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF Medical Center is also placed among the top 10 medical centers nationwide in 11 specialties:
   - 3rd in Neurology and Neurosurgery
   - 4th in Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
   - 5th in Gynecology
   - 5th in Urology
   - 8th in Cancer
   - 9th in Digestive Disorders
   - 9th in Geriatric Care
   - 9th in Rheumatology
   - 10th in Kidney Disorders
   - 10th in Ophthalmology
   - 10th in Respiratory Disorders

- Placed among the top 10 schools in the U.S. in the following subjects (National Research Council 1995):
   - biochemistry and molecular biology (1st)
   - genetics (2nd)
   - cell and developmental biology (3rd)
   - neurosciences (4th)
   - physiology (5th)
   - biomedical engineering (7th)

- 3rd in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences and 2nd in the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2008.

- UCSF Medical Center was ranked by US News and World Report the 7th-best hospital in the country in 2007.

- 5th among research-based medical schools by US News and World Report in 2009.

- 5th in the rankings of medical schools for primary care, and 5th for research (US News Medical School Ranking 2010).

- Placed in the top 10 in seven medical school specialty programs including: 1st in AIDS medical care, 2nd in women's health, 3rd in internal medicine, 5th in drug and alcohol abuse, 6th in family medicine, 10th in pediatrics, 9th in geriatrics (USNWR 2009 survey).

- UCSF national rankings in doctoral science programs (USNWR 2009):
* Immunology/Infectious disease—3rd
* Biochemistry/biophysics/structural biology—4th
* Cell biology—4th
* Molecular biology—4th
* Genetics/genomics/bioinformatics—6th
* Neuroscience/neurobiology—6th
* Microbiology—7th

- In the national nursing specialty and master’s rankings (USNWR 2009), it is ranked as follows:
* Adult/medical-surgical—1st
* Psychiatric/mental health—2nd
* Adult nurse practitioner—2nd
* Family nurse practitioner—2nd
* Nursing midwifery (Master’s)—3rd
* Pediatric nurse practitioner—5th
* Gerontological nurse practitioner—7th
* Nursing service administration—7th

- In 2008 the graduate programs in nursing was placed 2nd in the nation (USNWR). It was placed in the top 10 in all seven nursing specialties, including 1st for training adult/medical-surgical nurses, 2nd for adult nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric/mental health programs. The pediatric nurse practitioner specialty ranked 5th nationally, while the gerontology/geriatrics and nursing service administration programs ranked 7th.

- The School of Pharmacy ranked top in the US, according to a 2002 survey published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

- It was the third largest recipient of National Institutes of Health research support in 2007, according to new figures released by NIH. The UCSF School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy all ranked first nationally in total NIH dollars in 2007.

- In 2008, US News ranked the School of Pharmacy No. 1 in its "America's Best Graduate Schools".

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