At the University of California, Irvine, MSTP students are members of a thriving research and clinical community. The UC Irvine School of Medicine is ranked as a top 50 medical school in research by US News & World Report, and the UCI Medical Center is home to the brand new, seven-story UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, equipped with over 200 beds, 15 state-of-the-art operating rooms, and Orange County's only Level I Trauma Center. Outside of its own Medical Center, UCI holds affiliations with the VA Hospital in Long Beach, as well as the the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) where students are exposed to the diverse patient population of Southern California alongside dedicated physicians.
Medical Education at UC Irvine stands out through its dedication to integrating technology into the curriculum. Through the iMedEd Initiative, the UCI SoM is one of the first in the nation to build a digital learning environment that fosters a more individualized approach to learning. Now in its third year, the iPad initiative has not only impacted basic sciences education, but is also traveling into the hospital and being integrated with the electronic medical records system.
In addition to the introduction of iPads, UCI offers a number of other technology-based tools in its curriculum. UCI is the only medical school to incorporate ultrasound into all four years of medical training through the Ultrasound in Medical Education program. Students at UCI, starting in their first year, receive training in the 3,000-square-foot Simulation Center, one of the most technologically advanced simulation centers in the nation. Students also hone their clinical skills in the fully-equipped Clinical Skills Center, where students can even go back and watch tape of their patient encounters. All of this is housed in the brand new $40 million Medical Education Building, a facility dedicated to integrating medical education and technology.
Refer to the UCI SOM website for the latest information regarding the medical school curriculum.