Program Info

UCSF-SFGH’s Emergency Medicine residency program is four years in length and meets the eligibility criteria to sit for the American Board of Emergency Medicine written examination.

The primary goal of the UCSF-SFGH Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to educate physicians in the unique body of knowledge and skills that comprise the discipline of emergency medicine. Central to this goal is the development of a high level of competence in immediate recognition, evaluation and response to acute illness and trauma, and initiation of primary care in non-emergency situations. Secondary goals are the encouragement of leadership skills, scientific inquiry, creative problem solving, ethical considerations in practice, effective interpersonal skills and development of the habits of continuing education, personal well-being and self-assessment.

University of California San Francisco has a vast array of resources to foster academic excellence. Residents are expected to develop an area of distinction during their emergency medicine residency training.

Prior to graduation, each resident will be expected to:

  • produce a scholarly project
  • participate in a performance improvement project
  • complete an administrative project