Through experiences at diverse training sites in San Francisco and beyond, residents in our program are exposed to the broadest possible range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience.

June 21, 2019 Intern Photo
We are thrilled to welcome our 62 new interns, each with a remarkable set of talents and backgrounds. They hail from 29 different schools, and nearly one in three is from a group traditionally underrepresented in medicine. 

From the establishment of the Residency Diversity Committee in 1993 and the Health Equity and Advocacy Track in 2005, to being one of the first residency programs to adopt holistic review of applicants starting in 2016, the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency has a long history of leadership in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. UCSF residents and faculty are focused on providing equitable care for all patients and promoting the growth of a diverse physician workforce. To that end, our program wholeheartedly supports the rising national consciousness around structural racism and racial inequity. In response, in 2020 our residents formed the UCSF Internal Medicine Anti-Racism Solidarity Coalition. This group of resident leaders have partnered with residency leadership to critically examine current policies and promote anti-racist practices in the education, evaluation, mentorship, and clinical experiences of our residents. We firmly believe that each of us owns the work of creating more equitable, inclusive, and actively anti-racist practices in medical education and healthcare overall. We are grateful to our community of resident leaders and look forward to advancing this critical work together.

Become a Resident

For your convenience, there is a uniform, "one stop" application process through ERAS. 

Resident Stories

Read the following interviews to learn what it's really like as a UCSF resident:

Resident Resources

Find handbooks, resources, and online tools.

Though our program is large, our residents share a common identity as UCSF Internal Medicine Residents and are united by their Core Values.adobe pdf iconCore Values Statement

UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Video 

Get a feel for our program by watching the Internal Medicine Residency video below.


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Info Sessions

UCSF Informational Session - August 2021
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Q&A with RDC Interns and Residents
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Holistic Review Process
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Gift to the Residency Program

Residency alum Sanjay Saint recently made a gift to support the Medicine residency. Dr. Deborah Grady was Dr. Saint’s first research mentor and is largely the reason why he decided to pursue an investigative career. Thanks to Dr.Saint’s gift, resident Mike Incze (right) presented an oral plenary on “Low-barrier initiation of bupenorphine for treatment of opiate use disorder at homeless encampments” at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting.