UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2027

Class of 2027

The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Class of 2027

The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) revealed that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2027 following the announcement of the 2023 Main Residency Match results. The incoming class, which will begin clinical work in late June following orientation activities, is a diverse and highly accomplished group.

Together, the cohort has published more than 154 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including 63 with first-authored publications. They hold interest in a wide variety of sub-specialties, including addiction psychiatry, basic science research, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, global mental health, medical education, public psychiatry, and translational research.

Pritzker Building

The UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building opened in 2022.

The incoming RTP Class of 2027 will receive educational instruction in the new UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, as well department sites at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and additional community-based sites throughout the Bay Area. 

The class contains presidents of student interest groups in psychiatry, Student National Medical Association and Pacific Medical Student Association officers, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society members, Fulbright scholars, academic reviewers for literary journals, Teach for America volunteers, managers of free clinics, undergraduate course lecturers, founders of pipeline and mentorship programs for URM students, podcast producers, a class trustee of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, and a president of the Students for National Health Program.

Additional facts about the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Class of 2027:

  • 56 percent are women
  • 44 percent are from under-represented minorities in medicine (as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • 25 percent hold combined MD and PhD degrees and several others have additional master's degrees
  • 50 percent received their medical degree from California institutions
  • 19 percent intend to participate in the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program
  • At 16 students, this year's incoming class of psychiatry residents is the largest in California and among the largest in the nation

"This is an absolutely incredible group of individuals," said interim RTP director Alissa Peterson, MD, "and I cannot wait for our department to meet and work with them this June."

According to preliminary figures provided by the National Resident Matching Program, more than 48,000 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vied for over 40,000 residency positions across all specialties, making this year's match one of the largest in history. Of those, 2,173 applicants were offered residency positions in psychiatry and psychiatry-related programs. Since 2019, the total number of first-year psychiatry residency positions offered nationwide has increased by 23.7 percent.

About UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences conducts its clinical, educational, and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry BuildingUCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital; UCSF Medical Centers at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center; the San Francisco VA Health Care System; UCSF Fresno; and numerous community-based sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.