Resources for Residents and Fellows New to UCSF

Welcome to UCSF Graduate Medical Education!

Below is a list of resources that we think will help you as you learn more about UCSF and the resources available to you. Please take some time to look through these documents and websites as well as the GME website for even more important information and resources to support your education and work at UCSF.

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Campus Life Services: UCSF Campus Life Services provides a variety of services to the UCSF community to “make life better here.” These services include Family Services, Fitness & Recreation, Housing, Office of Sustainability, Transportation, and Wellness & Community, and more. Please go to for more information.


Childcare and Family Resource: UCSF offers employees, including residents and fellows, limited onsite childcare, backup childcare, access to SItterCity, and other resources. Please go to for more information.


Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: The UCSF Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides UCSF employees, including residents and fellows, confidential psychological counseling and consultation services. UCSF FSAP Brochure


FastPay: FastPay allows you to use your UCSF ID badge to make food purchases at UCSF retailers. Please go to for more information.


Fitness & Recreation: UCSF offers a wide array of health and wellness programs to UCSF employees, including fitness centers at Mission Bay and Parnassus, outdoor programs, recreational sports, and more. Residents and fellows are eligible to purchase fitness center memberships. Please go to for more information.


GME Events and Calendar: The Office of GME hosts many events, workshops, and educational opportunities for the UCSF graduate medical education community. These events include monthly Grand Rounds, GME College, and more. Please go to for more information.


GME Pathways: The GME Pathways Program is a multi-disciplinary, interprofessional program for residents and fellows that supports the pursuit of inquiry and innovation. Pathways trainees are provided with a mentoring community and opportunities to explore academic disciplines through courses and scholarly projects. 

GME pathways Website

GME Pathways 2021-2022

GME Pathways Application 


Health and Insurance Coverage: As UCSF residents and fellows you are offered a rich package of coverage, including health (HMO or PPO), mental health, vision, dental, and disability. Please go to for more information.


Hot Topics for Physicians to Comply with Joint Commission: Please review the following document to become more familiar with important Joint Commission rules and regulations. Physician Hot Topic e-version


Housing Resources: Residents and fellows are eligible for UCSF campus housing. Housing Services also provides resources for locating off-campus housing. Please go to for more information.


Interpreter Services – UCSF Health: UCSF Health requires the use of qualified professional interpreters for patient care. Please review the following document to learn how to access a qualified professional interpreter: Interpreter Services Helpful Hints GME Orientation


Interpreter Services has prepared a tool to identify someone’s preferred language for discussing healthcare, which will aid in determining whether an interpreter is needed. Preferred Language ID Card


Residents and fellows who think they could be certified as bilingual to communicate with patients should review the following document: Bilingual Pocket Card


Medical Student Assessment: Residents and fellows play an integral role in the education and assessment of UCSF medical students. For more information on the medical student assessment program, please review:

Resident Roles in Teaching, Feedback and Evaluation PDF

Resident Roles in Teaching, Feedback and Evaluation Presentation by Dean Hauer

Feedback Loop Graphic

BBOT Feedback Samples


Office of Diversity and Outreach: The Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) serves as a campus leader in building diversity across all aspects of the UCS mission. Services include, CARE Advocacy Resources & Education, Multicultural Resource Center, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, LGBT Resource Center, and more.

ODO at a Glance

The Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative



Office of Sponsored Research: The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides expert administrative support to all UCSF researchers, including residents and fellows.  OSR Info-graphic


Parking at UCSF: Residents and fellows are eligible to purchase HS parking permits for PayByPhone single-day parking permits for parking at various UCSF Campuses. Please go to for more information.


Radiology Safety at UCSF: UCSF Health has important radiology safety and quality guidelines. Please review the following two documents. Contrast + Safety Update for Trainees


Safety and Security Awareness Guide: The UCSF Police Department Safety and Security Awareness Guide provides information on how to increase personal safety and tips on cyber security, preventing ID theft, auto safety, sexual assault and prevention, and active shooter situations, and more. UCSF Police Safety and Security Awareness Guide


Transportation Resources: UCSF Transportation provides services to meet the transportation needs of the UCSF community, including parking, shuttles, pre-tax commute savings program, alternative transportation options, and bike racks and permits. Please go to for more information.


UCSF Mobile App: The UCSF mobile app provides real-time information, including shuttle arrivals/departures, parking information, and more. Please go to for more information.


UCSF Police Department: The UCSF Police Department is committed to making UCSF a safe place to live, work, study, and visit. Please go to for more information.


Well-Being and Mental Health Resources: UCSF has many well-being and mental health resources available to residents and fellows. Please go to for more information.