Support and Inspire Students and Faculty

Compassion motivated by knowledge. A drive to collaborate and a passion to serve. These are the qualities UCSF seeks in the faculty leaders who advance our mission to care, heal, teach, and discover. They also are the qualities we instill in our students – tomorrow’s leaders in health care, government, biotechnology, education, and public health. 

Our students, postdoctoral scholars, residents, and faculty members are all vital to UCSF’s ecosystem for discovery that fuels life science research, clinical care, and health policy. 

When you give to UCSF, you bolster professional programs that are among the finest in the world. Our pioneering, educational environment empowers students to develop new knowledge and navigate the uncertainty inherent in today’s health care frontier. 

Our work drives innovation, leads scientific and technological discovery, improves the health of patients and populations, and teaches the next generation of health care professionals and scientists, many of whom become national leaders.

SAM HAWGOOD, MBBS, UCSF Chancellor, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

Meanwhile, through two dozen exceptional graduate programs, we enable future investigators to explore uncharted scientific territory. Many choose to continue their work at UCSF after graduating. You perpetuate this continuum of excellence by supporting fellowships, collaborative opportunities, and resources that advance the work of the best clinicians, researchers, and professors.

At UCSF, we also are dedicated to access and affordability for our community of brilliant students, fellows, and faculty members. At a time when state support for UCSF has dropped below 5 percent, and Bay Area housing prices are among the highest in the nation, your generosity makes a dramatic difference.

UCSF student Colette DeJong shares what makes UCSF such a special place to learn and train.


UCSF students who are the first generation in their families to attend college


Increase in median rent for housing in San Francisco from 2011 to 2015


National ranking: School Nursing, School of Pharmacy PharmD program, School of Medicine research and primary care education (U.S. News & World Report)