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Resident Support

Employee Assistance Program

Employee assistance program is a confidential way of obtaining professional help to reduce the impact of problems whether personally or professionally. Services are available to all eligible resident employees and their spouse/partner and dependent children. All services are strictly confidential and voluntary and will not be disclosed to anyone, including your supervisor or employer without your written consent.

Housing Stipend

Annual Housing Stipend payable in two installments yearly.

Faculty Advisors

Interns and residents are assigned an advisor who will serve as a mentor providing guidance throughout training: considering career interest of the intern/resident, advisors are matched accordingly.

Healthcare Coverage

Competitive health insurance coverage is provided to house staff, dependents and domestic partner. Benefits include health and dental coverage, vision, prescription health plans, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and extended sick leave. Health coverage begins your first day of employment.

Resident Committee

The Resident Advisory Committee (RAC) merged with the Resident Wellness Committee to form a combined resident committee with elected representative from each class who  meet regularly to discuss issues relevant to the program and to resident well-being. 


Extensive online library resources are available including Up To Date and PubMed. UCSF medical library and online access are also provided to all residents. 


Meal cards are issued for use at the hospital cafeteria during working hours. Pre-ordered cafeteria meals are provided when workingat night , and a hot breakfast is provided following night shift. Meal cars can be used for any meal.

On Call Rooms & Residents’ Lounge

Private on-call sleeping rooms are available to interns and residents, in addition to a well-appointed Residents’ Lounge with adjoining bathroom (w/shower), refrigerator, microwave, large flat screen television,  state of the art therapeutic massage recliner, two computers, and a great view of the San Francisco Bay. 

Team Workrooms

Each inpatient team has a dedicated, spacious workroom with 3-4 computers, printer, whiteboards, conference table and expansive views. 

Physician Wellbeing Committee

Confidential physician support is available to residents 24/7 with regard to any sensitive issues, which may impair the ability to practice safely and effectively.

Social Activities

Department of Medicine hosts annual social events for interns/residents that include Intern Appreciation Day, Residents’ Retreat, wine tasting party, graduation reception, and other functions organized by chief residents and resident committee house staff.

Vacation and Leave

Three weeks paid vacation is provided for all interns and residents: R2s and R3s may take an additional week of educational leave with approval of the program director.. Maternity and Paternity leave is provided as per medical center and State of California policies.