UCSF Department of Medicine Ranked #1 Graduate Program for Internal Medicine

The UCSF Department of Medicine was ranked #1 in the nation for its internal medicine program by US News & World Report. The ranking system combines peer assessments (from deans and residency directors) with data such as NIH funding and student selectivity.

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News & Highlights

DOM Annual Report: Inventing the Future of Medicine

Our first-ever DOM annual report highlights the many accomplishments of our faculty, trainees, and staff, as they reinvent the way we provide clinical care, teach, and seek answers to the hardest questions in health care. Read the full report here .

Too Many Older Patients Get Cancer Screenings

Louise Walter and Sei Lee were featured in a New York Times article on cancer screenings for older patients. For many older patients, screening for cancer is not their most pressing need.

DOM Fireside Chats - Dr. Andy Josephson

Our third fireside chat with Dr. Andy Josephson is now available (via UCTV). Bob interviewed him about academic medicine, the evolving science of clinical neurology, and how he combines his disparate interests into a meaningful career. Click here to view all fireside chats.

Residency Program
A Happy Group of Residents

Become Leaders of Internal Medicine

Residents in our program are exposed to the broadest range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience.

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Awards & Recognition


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Alan Ashworth received the Pioneer Award at the 2018 Precision Medicine World Conference.



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Education

Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

The educational programs in the Department of Medicine offer students, residents, and fellows learning at the highest level in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Our goal is to attract the best learners in the country and to provide them experiences that will advance their careers in exciting, fun...


Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

"I am grateful to have trained and stayed at such a generous and welcoming institution..."

— Julie Zikherman, MD


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Medical Student's Point of View

PISCES: Better Teaching and Care

When Chris Krajewski was hospitalized last summer, she met third-year medical student Jenny Cohen, who was on an inpatient rotation. "From the time she introduced herself, I've been really closely in touch with Jenny," says Krajewski. "She's been the most incredible advocate for me, and working with her has made a huge difference in my medical care."

Specialty Highlights

The Department of Medicine is made up of 16 specialties in four medical centers in the cities of San Francisco and Fresno, and dozens of affiliated institutes, centers, programs, and groups. Here are noteworthy news from highlighted specialties:

Geriatrics
Geriatrics
Alex Smith Elected President of the UCSF School of Medicine Alumni Board

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General Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Michelle Guy and Ryan Laponis Selected to Academy of Medical Educators Michelle Guy, MD, and Ryan...

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OEM
OEM
Paul Blanc wins American Public Health Association Viseltear Prize for "Outstanding Book on the History of Public Health"

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Faculty & Staff

The Best Environment for the Generation of Leaders

The people of the Department of Medicine are its greatest strength. We work hard to attract, retain and support the most outstanding faculty and staff found at any medical research university in the country. Our goal is to create the best possible environment in which to work and to build careers...

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Message from the Chair

"My job as chair is simple: to help all of our faculty, fellows, and residents be the best physicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders they can be; help them fashion meaningful and productive careers; and help them make a positive difference in the lives of their patients, their trainees, and their colleagues. It is a true privilege to have this opportunity."


Bob Wachter

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Chair
Department of Medicine

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Research

The Department of Medicine is #1 in NIH Funding

From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.


Charles Ryan, MD

"It provides me the security to be creative and take risks, and that's incredibly exciting. It's very humbling to think that the same person who has supported ventures such as Genentech and Google is now investing in our work. He inspires us to think about novel approaches to cancer in an intellectually rigorous way."

— Charles Ryan, MD


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Patient Care

Providing the Highest Quality, Patient-Centered Care

Our goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, in a manner that respects patient values, preferences and goals of care. Our faculty includes world-renowned clinical experts across the full spectrum of default care and medical specialties, and multiple specialties consistently rank...


Margaret Wheeler, MD

"Lisa (Murphy), cares so passionately about our patients' welfare," says SFGH internist Margaret Wheeler, MD, herself a Master Clinician. "She is a born teacher and has an infectious interest in endocrinological problems."

— Margaret Wheeler, MD


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Thu Feb 22

Medicine Grand Rounds

20th Annual Reza K. Gandjei Memorial Lecture: Quality Improvement: This Generation’s Evidence-Based Medicine
12pm - 1pm | HSW-300

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Tue Feb 27

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

Health IRL: Social Media and Public Health
12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

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Thu Mar 01

Medicine Grand Rounds

Too Much of a Good Thing: Implications for Public Health, Modern Medicine and US Presidential Elections
12pm - 1pm | HSW-300

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