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SFGH/FCM Residency Program


The UCSF Family & Community Medicine Residency Program at San Francisco General Hospital is an integral part of the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, an independent within the UCSF School of Medicine, and chaired by Kevin Grumbach, M.D..

Based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), our residency program is also part of the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN). SFGH is the premier publicly funded hospital in the country; the SFHN is a network comprised of publicly funded community health centers that provide care to a diverse population. 

All continuity training sites and the majority of rotation sites in our program are part of the SFHN. Our curriculum is guided by residents' experiences and provides them with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives necessary for working effectively with individuals and families of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our primary mission is to prepare family physicians for practice in urban underserved areas, and to improve the representation of ethnic minorities in our profession. Many of our alumni currently practice in state and/or federally designated medically underserved communities, and most are in practice in California. A growing number of alumni are involved in teaching and research throughout the U.S. 

Our faculty, with important input from residents, has designed many innovative curricula over the years. These continue to shape our residents' training and have often served as models for the training of family physicians throughout the country. 

If you are interested in a broad education in family medicine rooted in evidence-based practice and social sciences; if the idealism that brought you to medicine in the first place has survived; and if you are interested in beign a force for eliminating the disparities in health care that plague our medical system, come visit our program. You will meet a group of like-minded family physicians who are dedicated to these goals and who would be proud to count you among our colleagues. 

Diana A. Coffa, M.D. 
Residency Program Director