If you didn’t have a chance to support us on Giving Day, it’s not too late to make a gift!
The UCI School of Medicine shines on the world stage as an enterprising champion of innovation and discovery. As an integral part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health, we are collaborating with partners campuswide to advance high-impact medical research, educate a diverse health workforce and deliver evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare.
This collaboration can be seen in the planning for a new state-of-the-art medical complex — our version of a healthcare environment for the future. The proposed UCI Health Medical Complex in Irvine will house a teaching hospital and an advanced medical outpatient facility, both dedicated to specialty services, including comprehensive care for cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics, and advanced medical and surgical procedures. In addition, the medical complex will be supported by an emergency department and house the UCI Center for Child Health. Patients will find the exceptional treatments, clinical trials and integrative, whole person therapies they expect from Orange County’s only academic health system.
We invite you to invest in the future of our students and the community. Every gift given on Giving Day is a gift that supports the UCI School of Medicine in continuing to fulfill our mission of Discover. Teach. Heal. This year, we have three ways you can direct your support:
- UCI School of Medicine’s Dean's Special Projects: All gifts made to this fund on Giving Day will go to support the LEAD-ABC Program. Leadership Education to Advance Diversity–African, Black and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC) is a UCI School of Medicine mission-based program aimed at producing future physicians who are committed to addressing the health needs of African, Black and Caribbean communities in California, the United States and beyond. LEAD-ABC is the first medical school program in the nation designed to specifically develop physician-leaders who will serve the unique health needs of ABC communities. As a result of this program, 12 black first-year medical school students will arrive at UCI this August — the most ever for one class.
- UCI School of Medicine’s Graduate Studies Discretionary Fund: Support the next generations of researchers at the UCI School of Medicine. All gifts to this fund will support our graduate students within the Office of Graduate Studies.
- The School of Medicine Alumni Chapter: For Giving Day, the School of Medicine Alumni Chapter has committed to matching all Giving Day dollars up to $10,000 to start a School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship for medical students. *Once this fund reaches the minimum for establishing an endowed fund at UCI, currently $25,000, it will transition into an endowment to support medical students for many years to come. If the minimum is not reached, all funds raised in this campaign will be used to provide current-use support for the School of Medicine Alumni Chapter.
If you are a forward-thinking individual who wants to contribute to the development of bright medical minds and innovative ideas for addressing complex healthcare challenges, consider supporting the school today for a healthier tomorrow.