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UCSF Pediatrics Residency Program

San Francisco, CA

Meg McNamara, MD

Program Director

Thuy Loan Nguyen

Program Coordinator

  • Three inpatient settings include a tertiary/quaternary care children's hospital, a public/county hospital and trauma center and a health maintenance organization

  • Four continuity clinic sites: UCSF/Mount Zion in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, UCSF Health at China Basin, Kaiser, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

  • Large program with 84 residents, including 31 interns

  • Programs include Categorical, PLUS (Pediatric Leaders Advancing Health Equity), Child Neurology, Molecular Medicine and Combined Pediatrics / Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Primary Care Track

  • Pathways include Clinical and Translational Science, Global Health, Health Equity and Racial Justice, Health Professions Education, Clinical Informatics and Data Science


San Francisco - over 800K residents, diverse population, known for cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and progressive attitudes!

  • 13 blocks, including one call-free elective per year and 4 weeks of vacation per year

  • Academic Half Days with simulated learning

  • Twice daily lectures including Clinical Reasoning Conference, Journal Club, Grand Rounds, Advocacy Hour, Social Justice Discussion Club, Residency Town Hall, etc.

  • Mixture of day/night shifts or day/weekend coverage, only one rotation with Q4 call.

  • RISE Coalition (Resident-led Physicians for Inclusion, Social Justice and Equity)

  • Othering and Belonging Curriculum including Academic Half Days

  • Social Justice Discussion Club

  • Black Healing Day designed and lead by a pediatrics resident

  • Community partnerships with FACES for the Future

  • Participation in LMSA and SNMA

  • Partnership with the Department of Pediatrics Vice Chair for DEI and four junior faculty DEI Leaders



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