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Curriculum & Conferences


Our curriculum spans the spectrum of internal medicine, sub-specialty medicine, and non-internal medicine specialties, including Anesthesia, Neurology, Gynecology, Dermatology, PM&R and Radiology. 

During clinic blocks there is a focus on primary and continuity care for both categorical and preliminary interns.  Ambulatory training takes place during dedicated clinic immersion weeks throughout the training year;  providing the opportunity to see patients in non-IM specialty and medical sub-specialty clinics in addition to caring for a panel of primary care patients.  

Examples of Annual Rotation Block Schedules


  • UCSF Hospitalist Medicine wards (5-6 months)
  • Night-Float (1-2 months)
  • ICU (2 months) 
  • Electives (6-8 weeks) 
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks) (required for categorical and anesthesia interns)
  • Continuity Clinic Blocks (7 single weeks scheduled every 7th week)


  • UCSF Hospital Medicine Wards (4 months)
  • Night-Float (1 month as two 2-week blocks)
  • ICU (1.5-2 months)
  • Pulmonary (2-4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (2-4 weeks)
  • Renal (2-4 weeks) atSt. Mary’s and/ or zSFG-UCSF
  • Hem-Onc ( 2-4 weeks) at  (St. Mary’s and/ or zSFG-UCSF
  • Ambulatory Block (4 weeks) 
  • Continuity Clinic Blocks ( 10 single weeks scheduled every 5th week)


  • Medicine wards (3-4 months) on UCSF and Private services
  • Night-Float (4-6 weeks in 2-week blocks)
  • ICU (1 month)
  • Geriatrics  (2-3 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks at zSFG-UCSF) 
  • Rheumatology (2-4 weeks) 
  • Anesthesia (2 weeks)
  • Endocrine (( 4 weeks at zSFG-UCSF))
  • GI (2-3 weeks)
  • Research (2-3 weeks) (Program Director approval required)
  • Ambulatory Block ((4 weeks) 
  • Continuity Clinic  (10 single week blocks scheduled every 5th week)

Conferences, Seminars, and Retreats

COVID-19 precautions: All conferences are virtual until further notice

Morning Reports: Resident-led, Chief Resident-facilitated, with senior faculty in attendance

ICU Report
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Intern Report
8:00 – 8:30 am

Resident Report
8:00 - 8:30 am

Chief Report
8:00 – 8:30 am

Curriculum Conferences

Core Curriculum Conferences

Chest Conference

EKG Conferences
Every other Wednesday

Behavioral Med Conference
1 pm
Tues (during clinic block weeks)

Quality Improvement Seminars
11 am
Fridays (during clinic block weeks)

Resident Town Hall meeting with Program Director
Once a month

Journal Clubs (Hospital Medicine and ICU)
Noon – 1 pm
Twice a month

Board Review
5 - 7 pm
Once a week: Nov-May


Ethics Seminars
5 - 7 p.m.
Two sessions per year

Career Development
noon time
2-4 sessions per year

Patient Experience Seminars
5-7 pm
Twice a year

Procedural Skills Seminars
Friday Mornings
Academic ½ Days (during clinic block weeks)

Code Blue Simulation Sessions
Friday Mornings 
Each resident has 4 sessions a year during academic half-days

OICUS Training Seminars
Noon conferences throughout the year and during academic half-days on clinic block weeks


Annual Resident-Faculty Retreat
May of each year

Annual Intern Retreat
April of each year

Hospital Interprofessional Conferences and Rounds

Grand Rounds

Tumor Board
8 am

Breast Panel Board

Hospital Multidisciplinary Rounds
10:30 a.m.
Daily while on Wards and ICU

Clinic Huddle
8:50 – 9 a.m.
Mon., Wed., Fri.

Clinic Case Conference/Behavioral curriculum
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.