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, and sometimes unanticipated ways. We have succeeded in this goal, as indicated by the competitiveness of our residency programs and the ratings of learners, who consistently rank the Department's faculty among the top teachers at UCSF. We are committed to building on our success so that diverse learners seek the Department's programs for training that is the best in the country.

From left: Dr. Karen Hauer, third-year medical student and PISCES participant Jenny Cohen and patient Chris Krajewski discuss Krajewski's medical care and treatment.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."

Cohen is part of an innovative educational program called PISCES (Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experiences), which provides third-year students the opportunity to follow a cohort of about 80 patients for an entire year.

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UCSF's three internal medicine residency programs attract housestaff from over 20 US medical schools to produce leaders in academic medicine, public health, and clinical practice. We also offer 14 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs that receive over 1,000 applications each year. Each year, over 500 residents and fellows conduct their training at UCSF's primary training sites, which include UCSF Medical Center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.