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New Cohort of Incoming Residents and Fellows

 |  By Karin Fleming
GME program at UCSF

GME program at UCSF

This month marks the start of the academic year for incoming medical students and also a new cohort of residents and fellows. Drawn to UCSF’s excellence in graduate medical education (GME), a total of 515 new trainees will begin residencies and/or fellowships in the School of Medicine this academic year.

“We are thrilled to welcome new residents and fellows to graduate medical education at UCSF,” said Bobby Baron, MD, Dean of Continuing and Graduate Medical Education at UCSF. “With continued emphasis on excellence and innovation, we are working to create a seamless integration of residents and fellows into UCSF’s interprofessional clinical learning environments and develop the problem-solving skills of providers and staff in patient care and continuous improvement.”

With one of the nation's largest GME programs, UCSF is leading the way in innovations in education, patient care, research, and community service. In partnership with UCSF Health, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, as well as 60 additional training sites, the school’s GME program strives daily to provide our residents and fellows with the highest quality education and training, graduating some of the best physicians worldwide.

Incoming GME cohort demographics:
26% of our new residents (not including fellows and non-MD trainees) are from UC medical schools, 48 new residents hail from the UCSF School of Medicine, and another 27 come from other UC medical schools. Our new residents and fellows are comprised of:

24 non-MD trainees
102 ACGME fellows
100 Non-ACGME fellows
289 Residents 

265 (51.46%) female learners
250 male (48.5%) male learners
18.8% learners who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM)

UCSF’s GME Program: At-a-Glance

  • The School of Medicine has over 1,600 residents and clinical fellows in approximately 170 accredited and non-accredited programs.
  • Doximity, in partnership with US News & World Report, ranked US residency programs in 20 specialties. UCSF ranked in the top 20 in all 20 of the ranked specialties, and in the top 10 for 15 of the specialties.
  • UCSF’s residency programs ranked 1st in anesthesiology, dermatology, neurological surgery, neurology and radiology.