The high quality medical research conducted ranges from biological basic research to clinical applications. During the current strategic period, the Faculty's research focus areas include malignancies, brain and mind, inflammation, metabolism and degenerative processes.

The Faculty ranked fifth in a survey of top European institutions in clinical medicine based on the number of citations per publication dealing with clinical medicine. The Faculty has trained numerous Finnish experts for diverse positions both in Finland and abroad.

The Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH) is an internationally renowned medical campus, comprising the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki (UH), the HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), which is part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE).