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

2017 UCSF Learning Healthcare System Project Awards

Sajan Patel and Rebecca Sudore each received 2017 UCSF Learning Healthcare System Project Awards for projects that use the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform to improve care.

Welcome to our new UCSF Medicine Interns

Our 60 new interns are an extraordinary group, hailing from 31 different medical schools, with a remarkable set of talents and backgrounds. More than 25 percent are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine. We are thrilled that they are joining us.

DOM Cohort Initiative

Each year, the Department of Medicine offers grants of up to $100,000 either to initiate the development of new cohorts or to expand the use of existing cohorts into new areas. The goal of funded projects is to develop cohorts that are widely used by both clinical and bench investigators. The 2017 awardees are: Carolyn Hendrickson and Edward Hsaio.

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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Annie Droste was named the new manager of the UCSF Health Division of Hospital Medicine.


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Bob Wachter was named one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare.


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Sarah Schaeffer was named the Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME) Diversity for the Department of Medicine.



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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
Carla Perissinotto and Helen Kao Spoke at a Day-Long Symposia on Loneliness in Older Adults

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CVP
CVP
The UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) program is accepting applications!...

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OEM
OEM
Dr. Mark Miller and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit’s new Toolkit get a...

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Endocrinology & Metabolism
Endocrinology & Metabolism
J. Blake Tyrrell, M.D. is the 2017 Karam Award...

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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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