Choosing Family Medicine

Family Medicine Faculty Advisors

Career Advisors

All students considering applying in family medicine are strongly encouraged to meet with a family medicine career advisor:
Dr. Vener is also the faculty contact to review and sign 4th year schedules.

Confidential Advisor

For a family medicine confidential advisor, who is not involved in residency selection, please contact:

Financial Assistance Fund for UCSF Medical Students Matching at a UCSF Family Medicine Educational Alliance Residency Program

The Dr. C.E. Wells Alumni Assistance Fund in Family and Community Medicine provides a number of scholarships each year for graduating UCSF medical students who have matched at an affiliated UCSF Family Medicine Residency Program. To apply, applicants must demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Chair and the Award Selection Committee of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
UCSF medical students matching in one of the following UCSF Family Medicine Educational Alliance Residency Programs are eligible to apply:
  • UCSF Fresno – Community Regional Medical Center
  • Natividad, Salinas
  • UCSF Family Medicine Residency at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency
  • Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency
  • Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency
  • John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency
  • Kaiser Permanente San Jose Family Medicine Residency
  • LifeLong Medical Care Family Medicine Residency
  • Valley Health Team Family Medicine Residency
If you have any questions or would like an application, please contact FCM Student Programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some often asked questions about family medicine as a specialty.

Useful Resources

Recommended resources including websites, books, professional groups and options for loan repayment and scholarships for students interested in learning more about this field.