Training Sites - UCSF Medical Center

UCSF Medical Center and Moffitt-Long Hospital (Robert Wachter, M.D., Chief of Medicine) are located on the main UCSF campus (adjacent to Golden Gate Park) in close proximity to the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Moffitt-Long Hospital is a 500 bed (adults) facility and serves as a tertiary and quaternary referral center and an important provider of primary care to residents of San Francisco. In addition to regular floor beds, there are three telemetry/stepdown units and five intensive care units (ICUs). These function as "open" units; that is, the Medicine and Cardiology teams follow patients into and out off the ICU throughout their hospital stay (working closely with a dedicated ICU team).The Department of Medicine at this site has led the nation in developing academic primary care programs as well as an academic hospitalist model. Internal Medicine residents will have the opportunity to rotate on multiple inpatient services at this site including: general medicine, cardiology, liver transplant, intensive care unit, emergency medicine, and subspecialty electives.

Resident Reflection on the Experience at Moffitt:

Several times, after a call, I realized I admitted patients with diseases that med school professors said, "Oh, you'll probably never actually see this."

UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Center is approximately one mile north of the main UCSF campus and serves as a major ambulatory training site, providing continuity clinics for our residents in conjunction with the activities of faculty in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine. The UCSF Cancer Center, the Center for Excellence in Women's Health, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and many key ambulatory subspecialties (e.g., dermatology and sports medicine) are also located here. Residents may elect to do ambulatory experiences in each of these areas over the course of their training.