Mission Statement

"The UCSD Physician Assessment and Clinical Education Program is dedicated to the education of physicians and other health care professionals; the detection, evaluation, and remediation of deficiencies in medical practice; and assisting the medical profession in its quest to deliver the highest quality of health care to the citizens of the United States."


In collaboration with physicians, state medical boards, hospitals and others, we work to promote public protection, patient safety, and the attainment of the highest possible quality of clinical care.

Since 1996, the PACESM Program has committed itself to promoting a culture of ongoing quality improvement and professional development in the medical field. It is our mission to better the quality of healthcare throughout the nation by offering assessment and remediation services to medical professionals. These assessments can be performed on practicing physicians as well as those who are seeking to reenter practice or obtain initial licensure. We also offer physician monitoring services through our Physician Enhancement Program (or PEP) and a number of continuing professional development (also known as continuing medical education) courses.

We are the largest assessment and remediation program for healthcare professionals in the country, and have provided services to over 2,000 physicians and medical professionals, including podiatrists, physician assistants, and nurses. If you would like to know more about PACE or one of our programs, feel free to contact us.