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Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the UCSF Medicine Residency website. I am delighted that you are interested in our program. UCSF is a special place, where the excitement about great clinical care, education, and scholarly activity is enhanced by deeply held values of health equity and public service. Through experiences at diverse training sites in San Francisco and beyond, residents in our program are exposed to the broadest possible range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience. In a recent Doximity/U.S. News survey on internal medicine residency programs, UCSF was ranked among the top four in the nation. We are proud to be one of a small number of select programs who participated in the ACGME's Educational Innovation Project, a program which allowed us to be innovative and lead the way in Graduate Medical Education reform.

Beyond rigorous clinical training and an innovative curriculum, the program has a long history of its graduates becoming leaders in virtually every niche within the broad confines of internal medicine. UCSF residents can choose categorical or primary care tracks, depending upon career goals and preferences for different training models. Beyond this, upper year residents may choose to devote time to one of our multidisciplinary Areas of Distinction/Pathways to Discovery, which are designed to provide complementary skills and personalized training and mentoring. Examples of these pathways include Molecular Medicine, Global Health, and Health Equities. In this manner, we try to maximize the contact between like-minded learners and departmental faculty, and raise the level of scholarship and inquiry during the training years.

If you are pursuing internal medicine training, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to give you both top notch academic training and a tailored experience which will jump start your career in medicine. We are proud to present the program for your consideration and look forward to seeing many of you in San Francisco.


Harry Hollander, MD

Message from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in our training program. I hope you enjoy perusing our website and, if possible, we would enjoy having you tour our campus and hear more about our programs.

UCSF is an exciting place. The Department of Medicine is the largest of the academic departments of the UCSF School of Medicine. Whether it is delivering quality patient care, educating physicians, or generating knowledge from research, members of the Department uphold a tradition of excellence that has earned UCSF its national reputation as one of the finest medical centers in the country.

Here at UCSF, you will find a collaborative culture with virtually unlimited opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research as evidenced by our four core training sites, six Areas of Distinction/Pathways to Discovery, three tracks, and hundreds of enthusiastic mentors with many different niches. In addition, the Department has ranked at or near the top among all departments of medicine in research dollars granted by the National Institutes of Health. These resources and our faculty's enthusiasm and support make it very possible for our residents to pursue scholarly activities during their residency training. At the annual Floyd Rector Housestaff Research Symposium, I am always very impressed by the sophistication and quality of work our residents present.

I am extraordinarily proud of and grateful to our housestaff. They are an enthusiastic and talented group of physicians with diverse backgrounds and interests. Their dedication to patient care and to one another is impressive.

We are proud to present our program for your consideration, and hope that you will become part of the great tradition of training at UCSF.

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Chair, Department of Medicine

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