UCSF-based Primary Care Residency Program Introduction

The UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency (UCPC) is a three-year program designed to train leaders in general internal medicine.

The UCPC Program was created in 1974 and is a leader in primary care internal medicine training in the U.S. UCPC residents learn to become socially responsible, skilled internists, and emerge as future leaders in general internal medicine. Spending more than half of their PGY2/PGY3 time in the ambulatory setting, residents receive rigorous, individualized general medicine training and a comprehensive didactic curriculum to build a foundation in clinical medicine, health systems and practice improvement. The UCPC Residency’s academic and clinical home is within the UCSF Division of General Medicine at Mount Zion. Residents see a diverse group of patients in an integrated resident-faculty practice, which is a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home. The UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at Mount Zion consists of more than 80 faculty from whom residents receive extensive, personalized teaching and mentoring. Residents are provided time and individual mentorship, allowing them to pursue scholarly research which is usually disseminated at a local and national meeting.

Retreat imageAs a part of the larger Department of Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the UCSF Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency combines intensive in-hospital training with structured extensive training in ambulatory medicine in a general internal medicine group practice, in internal medicine subspecialties, and in non-internal medicine specialties essential to the practicing general internist. The primary care residency is fully integrated with the Department of Medicine's other internal medicine residency programs. The primary care residents and the general internal medicine faculty participate in all Department of Medicine teaching and service activities. Graduates of the UCPC Program go on to serve as leaders in academic general medicine, research, public health, public policy, health delivery innovation, fellowships within general medicine, advocacy, care of the underserved and community-based primary care practice.