Housestaff Information Booklet



The University of California’s ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians every day. UC also manages three US Department of Energy national laboratories: Lawrence Berkeley, Livermore, and Los Alamos. The University's revenues are generated from the following sources: the California state treasury; local governments; the federal government; student fees and tuition; the teaching hospitals; endowments; gifts; grants; contracts; and a variety of educational activities. UC’s five medical centers (Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco) support the clinical teaching programs of the university’s medical and health sciences schools and handle more than three million patient visits each year. Collectively, these centers comprise one of the largest health care systems in California. Campuses at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, and UCSF Fresno are sponsoring institutions for residency and fellowship training programs. For more information regarding the UC campuses, please see the UC website (


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only UC campus dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Part of the University of California since 1873, UCSF boasts high-ranking schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy as well as a graduate division. All four professional schools, virtually all UCSF graduate programs, and UCSF Medical Center and Benioff Children’s Hospital rank among the best in the country according to US News &World Report. A hallmark of UCSF excellence is a spirit of collaboration among all disciplines that carries through its wide spectrum of patient care, research, and education programs, fostering an environment of innovation and discovery. The result is groundbreaking life sciences research and world-class health care that support UCSF’s mission: advancing health worldwide™. UCSF Health is a multi-campus medical center: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mt. Zion; UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco; UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland; and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) and the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVA) are the two other major participating sites in the training of UCSF residents and clinical fellows. UCSF residents and fellows also rotate at more than 60 additional participating sites.