UCPC-GIM Residency Curriculum

While on ambulatory months, residents provide direct clinical care in a diversity of settings and engage in small-group learning seminars with expert faculty building knowledge and skills in core and advanced topics in general medicine.

Clinical Care in a Diversity of Settings:

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Social and Behavioral Medicine:

  • Residents meet weekly in a small-group setting co-facilitated by a Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) faculty member and our on-site psychiatry faculty member. Through this interactive curriculum, residents gain knowledge and develop skills in patient-provider communication, treatment of psychiatric illness and substance use disorders, behavior change, addressing social determinants of health (including interpersonal and structural racism) and provider well-being. 


  • Residents gain knowledge and skills in community-based and legislative advocacy by engaging in an experiential advocacy project with the guidance of a DGIM faculty member including sessions on how to be an effective physician advocate as well as visits to both local and state-wide legislators to practice advocacy skills.

Research and Scholarship: 

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Dr. Amanda Wright presenting her scholarship at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting
  • All residents participate in monthly Journal Clubs facilitated by DGIM faculty members and can also elect to participate in the Resident Scholarship Program (RSP) led by these DGIM faculty. 
  • The RSP curriculum includes twice-monthly interactive sessions on research methods and works-in-progress coupled with weekly protected time to do individual project work. 
  • Residents are funded to attend the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting and are mentored to submit their scholarly work.

General Medicine Core Clinical Seminars:

  • Weekly core clinical seminars round out the curriculum providing opportunities for learning of core internal medicine clinical topics in a small group, case-based format with expert clinical faculty providing instruction.

GME Pathways:

  • PGY2 and PGY3 residents may elect to participate in the one of the UCSF GME Pathways.