UC San Diego Health has been caring for the community for more than 50 year. In 1966, we established our first medical center. Two years later in 1968, UC San Diego School of Medicine opened for business. Today, UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region and is widely recognized as one of the premier health care systems in the United States. Its clinical facilities include:
• UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest
• Jacobs Medical Center – La Jolla
• Moores Cancer Center (one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country and the only one in San Diego)
• Shiley Eye Center
• Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (San Diego’s first comprehensive cardiovascular center)
• Numerous primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout Southern California.
The UC San Diego School of Medicine is the region’s only medical school recognized among the best in the nation and in the world, in both research and in primary care. In addition to graduating thousands of world-class physicians, the faculty and staff of UC San Diego School of Medicine provides medical care to those in need, as well as programs or services that promote health and healing in response to identified community needs. Learn more about the School of Medicine at https://medschool.ucsd.edu and how we translate new discoveries from our laboratories to our patients at https://medschool.ucsd.edu/research.
The mission of UC San Diego Health is to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. UC San Diego Health's vision is to create a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.