Residency Program: Application Process

For 2020-2021 interviews, we will be holding all our interviews virtually.

Applicants must register with the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) and apply through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS).

Students should check with their student or academic affairs office and the NRMP office for details. All applicants are required to electronically send an official medical school transcription, Dean's letter, a Department of Medicine Chair's letter (or designated representative), two additional letters of recommendation from Department of Medicine or other Faculty, USMLE Board Scores (Part One), and a personal statement. Applications must be completed by November 1, 2020


  • NRMP code: 1062140C0


We have three tracks leading to internal medicine certification—a Categorical track and 2 Primary Care Tracks. Our Primary Care Tracks include: UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine (UCPC-GIM) Track and ZSFG (SFPC) Primary Care Track. Please see below for the 3 program track numbers. Depending upon your particular interests, you are welcome to apply to and be considered by any or all of these tracks. Please note that the 2 primary care options are particularly well suited for individuals who have already decided upon, or are strongly considering, a generalist focus for their training and career. Applicants with an interest in primary care/general medicine should apply to both primary care tracks. If you are interested in the Molecular Medicine pathway, please follow entry into the Categorical Track.

Please plan on reserving 1-2 days for your introduction to the program and your interviews. A core interview day will provide an overview of the program. Categorical interviews will be held on this first day. Primary Care track interviews and Molecular Medicine track interviews will be held on a second day (if applicable). All interviews for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held virtually. Once you are invited for an interview, we would like to make your virtual time at UCSF as productive as possible. If there are specific faculty members you would like to meet or programs about which you would like to learn more, please let us know and we will do everything possible to accommodate your requests. We look forward to meeting you and having you see the most exciting, dynamic training program in the country!

Contact Personnel and Addresses

Tracks Contact Address Email
Categorical Track Virginia Schuler,
Program Administrator
UCSF, Department of Medicine
505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M-1480
San Francisco, CA 
Telephone: (415) 476-1528
[email protected]
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Primary Care Track (SFPC) Joan Addington-White
c/o Eva Lo, Program Coordinator
UCSF/ZSFG Division of General Internal Medicine 
UCSF Box 1364 
San Francisco, CA 
Telephone: (628) 206-5164
 [email protected]
UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine (UCPC-GIM) Track Katherine Julian, MD
c/o Katie Mak, Program Coordinator
1545 Divisadero St., Ste 306
UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA 
Telephone: (415) 514-8655
[email protected]