The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the world's leading biomedical research institutions. The University is renowned for its excellence in educating and training students in the health professions.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Ranking Profile:

- The UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation in the U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 edition of the guidebook America’s Best Graduate Schools. It is the only university in the nation to rank in the top five in both categories: research and primary care. It is also tied for 7th place in graduate programs in the biological sciences. The rankings for UCSF specialty programs in the graduate biological sciences, according to the survey, are:
  - Immunology/Infectious Disease (2nd)
  - Neuroscience/Neurobiology (3rd)
  - Cell Biology (4th)
  - Microbiology (4th)
  - Biochemistry/Biophysics/Structural Biology (5th)
  - Molecular Biology (6th)
  - Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics (8th)

- The School of Pharmacy ranked first in NIH research funding among all US pharmacy schools (2010).

- Ranked 175th in the world (Webometrics Ranking, January 2010).

- UCSF School of Nursing is ranked 2nd among US Schools of Nursing in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding for 2009. The ranking covers research grants, awards, and contracts.

- Ranked 2nd among the world top universities for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- The School of Dentistry is ranked 1st among all dental schools in NIH research funding (2007).

- US News named the UCSF Medical Center the 7th best hospital in the nation, making it the highest-ranked medical center in Northern California (2007).

- The 2006 global survey conducted by the Milken Institute ranked UCSF 2nd in the world for issued U.S. life science patents.

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

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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