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

In Memoriam: Marvin Sleisenger

Marvin Sleisenger, who served as Chief of the Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Vice Chair of our Department of Medicine for nearly 40 years, passed away at the age of 93 on October 19, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 4-5:30pm at Cole Hall, with a reception (at Millberry Union) to follow.

DOM Fireside Chats - Andy Josephson

The third Fireside Chat will be held on Tuesday November 14, 12-1pm, Room M989, Parnassus. Bob Wachter will be interviewing Andy Josephson, Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF. Past chats, with Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Holly Smith, can be seen here.

DOM Innovators in Clinical Informatics

In a first for hospital infection control, a team of researchers led by Sara Murray used electronic health record (EHR) geospatial data to track down the source of a common hospital-acquired infection, C diff. The UCSF Health Informatics Team will continue to push the boundaries of EHR data to tackle healthcare's hardest problems. Read more here.

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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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
Watch Video to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the UCSF Division of Geriatrics

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CVP
CVP
The All of Us Research program Announces the First Community Partner Awards

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OEM
OEM
David Rempel one of seven worldwide named this year’s International Ergonomics Association...

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Endocrinology & Metabolism
Endocrinology & Metabolism

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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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Tue Nov 21

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

“Toward the end of HIV transmission: Safer conception in the era of expanded biomedical HIV prevention"
12 pm - 1 pm | Carr Auditorium

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Tue Nov 28

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

“Emerging principles in mechanism-based cancer therapy”
12 pm - 1 pm | Carr Auditorium

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Thu Nov 30

Medicine Grand Rounds

Firearms Violence Research and the Practicing Clinician
12pm - 1pm | HSW-300

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