Trainee Financial Resources

The UCSF School of Medicine is sensitive to the high cost of living in San Francisco as well as the financial strain on most residents and clinical fellows. Below are some resources to help residents and fellows during their training at UCSF.

Financial Resources

Human Resources's Residents and Clinical Fellows page has information on insurance options and the UC Retirement Savings Programs.

Learn more about financial resources.

Blumberg Loans

The Blumberg Loan is an interest free loan that was established through the Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) to financially assist UCSF residents and clinical fellows. Residents and clinical fellows may request a loan from two months prior to start date through five months prior to end date. The loan may be in the amount of $1,200 or $2,400.

Learn more about Blumberg loans.

Student Loan Repayment Programs

Loan repayment programs may offer to eliminate some of your student loan debt in return for choosing to work in underserved locations, or for conducting qualified research on certain topics.

Check out Student Financial Aid for more information.

Financial Literacy Resources for Residents

The AAMC has collaborated with American Student Assistance (ASA) to help academic medicine community members strengthen their financial literacy and money management skills. ASA's program,SALT™, is a financial education and engagement program that empowers students and alumni to manage, pay for, and pay back college costs while improving their financial literacy skills. SALT's financial education resources are now available to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at AAMC-member institutions.

Learn more about financial literary resources.