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Resident Support

EAP Employee Assistance Services

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 24/7/365. All services are strictly confidential and voluntary and will not be disclosed to anyone, including your supervisor, health insurer, or employer without your written consent.

Educational Stipend

Each intern/resident is given a yearly educational stipend that can be used to buy books, medical software, attend conferences or apply toward licensure/exam fees.

Faculty Mentors 

Interns and residents are assigned a faculty 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 partners. Benefits include health and dental coverage, vision, prescription health plans, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and extended sick leave. Health coverage begins on your first day of employment.

Subsidized emergency child care and adult care is provided up to 10 days per year. 

House-staff Meetings

The Resident Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of elected representatives from each class that get together to discuss different issues relative to the program.

Housing Stipend

An annual Housing Stipend, negotiated by the resident union, is paid in installments throughout the year.


An extensive online library of medical resources including PubMed, UpToDate, a large number of journals, Clinical Key, Lexicom and other references is available through the hospital’s intranet, with remote access available. All residents also have online access to the full UCSF library and may use the onsite facility as desired.


Meal cards are issued for use at the hospital cafeteria on all working days. Hot meals are delivered when working at night, and a hot breakfast is provided following night shifts.

On Call Rooms & Residents’ Lounge

Private, individual on-call sleeping rooms with showers are provided for interns and residents, in addition to a well-appointed Residents’ Lounge with adjoining bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, large flat screen television, a state-of-the-art therapeutic massage recliner, computers, and a great view of the San Francisco Bay. 

Physician Well Being 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

The residency program hosts annual social events for interns/residents that include Intern Appreciation Day, Residents’ Retreat, wine tasting party, graduation reception, and holiday  functions organized by chief residents and housestaff.

Vacation and Leave

Three weeks paid vacation is provided for all interns and residents: R2s and R3s may take one additional week educational leave with Program Director approval. Parental, family and medical leave is offered in accordance with ACGME policy.