About the Faculty

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The largest Faculty of Medicine in Switzerland

The Faculty of Medicine numbers some 3,000 students and awards roughly 270 degrees in human medicine, dentistry, and chiropractic medicine each year. More than 700 qualified instructors are actively involved in teaching activities and, together with the staff from the Dean’s Office, they guarantee a sound research-based education and promote academic career development. The Faculty of Medicine in Zurich is the largest of Switzerland’s six medical schools.

Our entire academic staff is fully committed to competent and responsible medical research and teaching. With our four University‘s hospitals, we operate in an internationally renowned and dynamic environment. Thanks to its location in the research hub of Zurich, the Faculty of Medicine has unique opportunities to engage in collaborations with other UZH faculties, other universities, ETH Zurich, and the private sector.

We are the first address for health care in the Canton of Zurich, and our goal is to consistently improve our medical services for the benefit of society, as set out in the national health strategy 2020 (Health 2020). As such, we strive to develop our research and teaching activities, and we measure our achievements with the best institutions worldwide.