Accomplishments: Regents’ Scholar—1976
Updated: Feb 17
Dr. Faustino Bernadett was a 1976 University of California San Francisco Regents’ Scholar, one of the highest honors that can be conferred on a UC student. Limited in number, these are awarded to students based on academic excellence and exceptional promise. Eligible students in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy are considered for this program honor. Dr. Bernadett attended and graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1980.
Dr. Bernadett went on to become a medical doctor in Interventional Pain Management in Long Beach, California, accumulating more than 40 years of experience, and was affiliated with many hospitals, including St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was a proud recipient of the prestigious Regents’ Scholarship. Recipients receive an honorarium of up to $8,000 plus special privileges.
The UC Regents’ Scholarship Program was established by the Regents of the University of California in 1962. Regents’ Scholarship recipients are selected based on:
● Demonstrated academic excellence
● Exceptional promise
About the Regents’ Scholarship
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers the UC Regents’ Scholarship Program; however, financial need is not considered as a criterion in the selection process. That being said, financial need does influence the actual dollar amount of the award. All incoming students are automatically considered for a UC Regents’ Scholarship and are not required to submit any additional information or applications.
The selection committee considers each student's academic performance, quality of essays submitted, quality of the student’s extra-curricular activities, letters of recommendation, personal achievement rankings, lifetime hardships, and distinctive personal achievements.
There are certain requirements for keeping and maintaining this prestigious scholarship. First, scholars must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. Second, they must enroll in a minimum of 12 units/semester during their tenure as a Regents’ Scholar and they must make satisfactory progress towards a baccalaureate degree.
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office conducts an annual academic review of all scholars at the end of each fall semester, with new Regents’ Scholars being notified of their award in March or April.
Dr. Bernadett’s Long-Time Involvement with UCSF
Dr. Faustino Bernadett’s commitment to the University of California at San Francisco goes back many decades. Since he graduated from medical school in 1980, he has given back in many ways.
Faustino Bernadett established the Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair for Education in the UCSF School of Medicine. As a UCSF Campaign Donation Supporter, he remains heavily invested in the future of medicine, particularly with how it can provide solutions to the world’s most pressing health issues. During his time on the board, UCSF launched a landmark $5B fundraising campaign intending to solve the most complex human health problems.
Dr. Bernadett is also a big supporter of UCSF NoNewType2, a program that hopes to eliminate Type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults throughout California and beyond.
As a former UC San Francisco Board Overseer, UCSF Campaign Donation Supporter and creator of a UCSF scholarship in honor of his father, Faustino Bernadett, Sr., Bernadett Jr. is a leader in the community who prides himself on giving back to those who helped him. He has also been named one of the Top 150 Alumni of the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Bernadett has dedicated much of his educational life to the University of California system. He did his residency in anesthesiology in 1984 at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center and graduated magna cum laude in 1971 with a BS from the University of California, Davis.
This bilingual retired doctor (English and Spanish) is respected throughout the Southern California community, and Long Beach in particular. Learn more about his accomplishments by visiting https://www.bernadett.org/.