UCSF Medical Education at ZSFG
Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows

Welcome to the UCSF Medical Education at ZSFG website.

Trainees from the nationally ranked UCSF Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Advanced Science receive invaluable experiences at ZSFG. Residents, clinical fellows, and medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy students rotate annually through 19 UCSF academic departments located at ZSFG. Time at the General represents about a third of their overall training.

Education Mission at ZSFG

  • To train diverse physician leaders who will practice world-wide to deliver outstanding, equitable patient care. 

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a community hospital and Level 1 trauma center dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the community by providing world-class care for all poeple of San Francisco, regarless of ability to pay or immigration status.

About Us

  • The only Level 1 Trauma Center in San Francisco and northern San Mateo 
  • World's leader in HIV/AIDS care

  • The hub of the city's disaster response in an earthquake or major crisis
  • Home to 20 UCSF research centers, with research budgets > $200 million annually

Trainee Programs

GME Programs at ZSFG

Trainee Stories


Trainee Awards

UCSF at ZSFG Awards


UCSF has one of the largest residency and fellowship programs in the US, including 28 residencies and 71 fellowships.



Esther Chen, MD

ZSFG Site Director of Graduate Medical Education and Professor of Emergency Medicine

[email protected]