Hubert Kim, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director
Professor and Vice-Chair for Education
James O. Johnston Endowed Chair for Education
The UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is dedicated to training orthopaedic surgeons who will make a difference locally, nationally, and globally. UCSF is a wonderfully collaborative and inclusive place where excellence is the norm. We strive to create a learning environment that rewards exploration, discovery, and the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. Our graduates have gone on to leadership positions at major hospitals, academic institutions, and organizations throughout our field. We believe that no matter what your interests and ultimate career goals may be, UCSF can help you get there.
Our Department is focused first and foremost on training residents. Compared to many of the other training programs you are likely considering, ours trains relatively few fellows, and some of our subspecialty groups train no fellows at all.We believe this commitment to resident education allows us to create a learning environment where your educational needs come first.
Our clinical training paradigm is based on a model in which residents have two rotations in each subspecialty area, once as a junior resident and again as a senior resident. This schedule provides ample exposure to all subspecialty areas before our residents need to decide on fellowship options. We also utilize a variety of teaching sites, including some overseas, to provide exposure to a diverse patient population and to different health care delivery systems. This structure allows us to provide the breadth and depth of clinical exposure that our residents have asked for through years of fine-tuning their experience.
As accomplished and dedicated as UCSF faculty may be, the real strength of our residency program is the residents themselves.They are a supremely talented, motivated, and a diverse group of individuals who work hard and play hard. We are extremely proud of our graduates, what they have accomplished, and how our program contributed to their development as orthopaedic surgeons. We encourage you to spend a month with us as a sub-intern so that we can learn about, and from, each other. San Francisco is one of the truly great cities in the world -- if you have never been here, you owe it to yourself to visit. Perhaps you belong here.