Resident Life

“One of our real strengths as a residency program is our balance. All subspecialties arewell staffed (often by leaders in the field) and none is under or over-represented in ourtraining. This balance produces well rounded graduates."-Paul Toogood, M.D.





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Resident Benefits

For updated benefits for both residents and fellows, please visit the benefit area of the UCSF Graduate School of Education.


The department provides a parking stipend to residents rotating at the UC Parnassus, Mount Zion and Mission Bay Campus.

Meal Allowance

Residents are provided with a $250 per month meal allowance during their UC Rotations. Additionally, ZSFG and the VA hospitals also provides meal funding.

Department Events for Residents

  • Department Welcome BBQ for new residents – July/August
  • White coat ceremony - August
  • Chief Roast - May
  • Inman Abbott/ Bones Ball (Graduation Event) - May
  • Holiday Party – December
  • Resident Appreciation Day – Spring
  • Wellness Events (Ongoing)