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Program Director, Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program (SFPC Program Director)

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Program Director, Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program (SFPC Program Director) located at ZSFG, UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a search for the Program Director of the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Program, (San Francisco General Primary Care Program (SFPC)), located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG).

The SFPC Residency Program, in operation for 33 years, is the premier training program in the country for Primary Care Internal Medicine physicians training in the care of the underserved. We are seeking an SFPC Program Director who is a leader dedicated to training diverse physician-leaders to promote health equity. The SFPC Residency’s mission is to develop and support future leaders in all aspects of health promotion for vulnerable patients and communities (clinical care, education, research, and advocacy/policy). The Program Director of the San Francisco General Hospital Residency Program (SFPC) is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of this residency training program. SFPC is situated in the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at ZSFG and is fully integrated into the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program. The SFPC Residency Program recruits 8 residents per year. The SFPC Residency Program Director is responsible for direct teaching and supervision; curriculum planning and implementation; intern recruitment (includes holistic application review with the goal of recruiting a diverse intern cohort, coordinating interviews, and running selection committee meetings); mentorship and professional development; community building; and obtaining extramural funding to support the program and its faculty and staff and/or pursue curricular or residency expansion efforts. The SFPC Program Director also oversees the residency budget, works with hospital leadership and other key university and community stakeholders, and maintains relationships with clinical partners, especially with the Medical Director of the Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic, the primary continuity site for ambulatory care for the primary care residents. The SFPC Program Director reports to the Chief of the DGIM at ZSFG and, additionally, to the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Director.

Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic is an academic primary care practice that cares for ~7,000 of the City’s most medically and socially complex patients, delivering well over 30,000 visits per year. RFPC also is a major teaching site for UCSF Internal Medicine residents (categorical and primary care). Approximately half of all patient visits are performed by faculty and nurse practitioners; residents carry out the remainder under supervision.

DGIM at ZSFG has approximately 30 faculty members and three main centers of activity: providing medical care at the Richard Fine People’s Clinic and the inpatient wards of the hospital; teaching UCSF medical students, residents, and fellows; and conducting research focused on generating new knowledge and policies to improve the care of vulnerable and underserved populations and promote health equity. ZSFG is a premier public hospital with a level 1 trauma center. RFPC is a clinic in The San Francisco Health Network, the city’s safety net health system that cares for ~100,000 residents annually in 13 primary care health centers.

The effort committed to the SFPC Director role is 40%; an additional 30-60% of clinical care and clinical teaching time is available for this faculty position, depending on applicant's interests and/or other funding sources that they may already have or that they may garner. At least one weekly primary care clinic (12.5%), one weekly precepting clinic session (12.5%), and two weeks of inpatient attending on the Resident Inpatient Service (5%) will be required.

The program director has several other roles and responsibilities:

● Works one primary care clinic per week at RFPC
● Precepts one clinic per week at RFPC
● Serving on the internal medicine residency leadership committees and the clinical competency committee
● Working with RFPC leadership to ensure that the educational goals of continuity clinic experiences are being met, including serving on the RFPC Expanded Management Team
● Selecting residents for the health equities track, designing their curriculum, and providing mentorship
● Working with other curricular programs (e.g. Health and Society Pathway, STEP UP) in which SFPC residents participate
● Leading the committee that selects the annual Haber Visiting Professor Lectureship and arranges his/her visit
● Providing oversight to administrative staff and the ambulatory chief resident to arrange intern immersion activities for both primary care and categorical residents
● Leading or collaborating on intra- and extra-mural grant opportunities related to the core mission of SFPC and related domains
● Providing oversight and supervision to the associate program director and residency coordinator
● Providing support and supervision for resident remediation and mentoring efforts
● Serving on the ZSFG DOM Education Committee to guide ZSFG-based educational initiatives
● Collaborating with the DGIM Chief to serve as a Divisional leader for career development/mentoring for DGIM clinician-educators
● Collaborating with other residency programs (e.g. Highland Hospital) to develop curricula pertaining to primary care and/or underserved medicine
● Working with residency leadership in the Department of Family and Community Medicine to organize monthly Primary Care Grand Rounds

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, scholarship or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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A successful candidate will demonstrate:
● Clinical excellence
● Current board certification in internal medicine
● Strong commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity, inclusion, and equity
● Superb communication and collaboration skills, with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
● Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications include:
• Experience in curricular design, implementation, and evaluation
• Experience in the teaching and mentorship of diverse learners
• Experience in the care of underserved and vulnerable patients
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: policy, administration, research, and advocacy as it relates to the health of underserved and vulnerable populations

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)