University of California San Francisco—San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Location: San Francisco
Year founded: 2008
Current number of residents: 57
Program length: Four years
What sets your program apart?
- Diversity of training institutions and patient populations: Local residents, referrals from throughout the state, and visitors from all corners of the globe seek care at our institutions. Residents spend half their time at San Francisco General Hospital, which serves as the city and county’s only trauma center (Level 1) and is a critical safety-net hospital with approximately 80 percent of patients being uninsured or receiving publicly funded health insurance. Our residents spend the other half of their time at UCSF Health, which consists of UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (where the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Emergency Department is located). If it exists, our residents will see it during the course of their training.
- Award-winning faculty: Our talented faculty are recognized leaders within education, research, policy, pediatric emergency medicine, toxicology, global health, EMS and disaster medicine, and ultrasound.
- Diverse and passionate residents: Our phenomenally talented residents draw strength from their diversity and are staunch and unwavering advocates and allies of the underrepresented, the sick, the vulnerable, and the downtrodden among us.
What unique benefits does your city offer?
The San Francisco Bay Area offers a wide range of neighborhoods, many with their own themed festivals scattered throughout the year in addition to citywide celebrations such as Pride Week and the wackiest foot race in the country, the Bay to Breakers. We have every kind of food you can imagine, world-class sports teams and venues, cultural diversity that is second to none, an incredible variety of arts and entertainment options, and easy access to outdoor activities. Want to surf in the morning and ski the Tahoe slopes in the afternoon? Does dim sum in the morning and Napa or Sonoma Valley wine tasting call to you? How about hiking or mountain biking in the Marin Headlands and returning across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in time for an incredible Mission District meal?
Recent publications of note
- Degesys NF, Wang RC, Kwan E, et al. Correlation between N95 extended use and reuse and fit failure in an emergency department. JAMA. 2020;324(1):94-96.
- Rodriguez RM, Torres JR, Sun J, et al. Declared impact of the US President’s statements and campaign statements on Latino populations’ perceptions of safety and emergency care access. PLoS One. 2019;14(10):e0222837.
- Diaz T, Navarro JR, Chen EH. An institutional approach to fostering inclusion and addressing racial bias: implications for diversity in academic medicine. Teach Learn Med. 2020;32(1):110-116.
—Christopher Fee, MD, residency program director