All core rotations are completed at one of our 3 teaching sites: Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the Veteran’s Affairs Central California Health Care System (VA), and Family Healthcare Network (FHCN). The global health elective can be completed at an international site chosen by the resident and approved by the program director. Selected residents are also eligible for more electives offered at UCSF main campus. Housing and parking are provided for residents while in San Francisco. All blocks are 4 weeks in duration. Most rotations span 1 block, though some are 2 or 3 weeks in duration.


The academic year is divided into 4-week blocks.  Housestaff receive 3 weeks paid vacation and 1 week of paid educational leave annually.  They intern schedule is a traditional 4-week block model.  PGY2 and PGY3 residents take advantage of the new x+y model (JGIM 2013; 28(8): 1100-4).  Our implementation of this model is 4 weeks inpatient training, followed by 2 weeks ambulatory training, followed by 2 weeks subspecialty training (4+2+2).  This new model has been shown to increase resident satisfaction with ambulatory experiences, reduce fragmentations of care, and enhance learning.