The Department of Family and Community Medicine plays a leading role in a full continuum of educational programs at UCSF.

  • Our faculty ensures that every UCSF medical student is taught fundamental generalist clinical skills and patient-centered primary care.
  • We emphasize preparation of culturally competent family physicians to meet the needs of underserved communities through a family practice residency training program at San Francisco General Hospital and three other affiliated family practice residencies in Northern California.
  • We are training the next generation of academic leaders in family and community medicine through family medicine postdoctoral research and faculty development fellowships.
  • We provide continuing medical education courses and other educational support to practicing physicians and health professionals.