UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program welcomes 16 into its Class of 2028

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The newly announced UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Class of 2028

The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) revealed that it will welcome a full cohort of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2028 following the announcement of the National Resident Matching Program's 2024 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 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts. They hold interest in a wide variety of sub-specialties, including addiction psychiatry, basic science research, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, interventional psychiatry, medical education, public psychiatry, reproductive psychiatry, and youth mental health services research.

The RTP Class of 2028 will receive educational instruction in the new UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, as well department sites at Langley Porter Psychiatric HospitalZuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and additional community-based sites throughout the Bay Area. 

Each member of the incoming class holds significant leadership and volunteer experience, including service as coordinators and leaders of street medicine outreach programs; an American Psychoanalytic Association representative and mentor; a vice president of the Gold Humanism Honors Society; leaders and directors of mentorship programs, health justice collaboratives, psychiatric student interest groups, student-run mental health clinics, and mental health tech companies; former housing and asylum clinic case managers; crisis counselors; research mentors; and peer advocates

Additional facts about the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Class of 2028:

  • 44% identify as women, 50% percent as men, and 6% identify as another gender identity
  • 50% are from under-represented minorities in medicine (as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • 19% hold combined MD and PhD degrees and several others have additional master's degrees
  • 25% received their medical degree from California institutions
  • 6% received their medical degree from international institutions
  • 19% intend to participate in the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program
  • At 16 students, this year's incoming class of psychiatry residents is once again one of the largest in California and the nation

According to preliminary figures provided by the National Resident Matching Program, more than 50,000 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vied for over 41,000 residency positions across all specialties, marking the largest match in history. Of those, 2,302 applicants were offered first-year residency positions in psychiatry and psychiatry-related programs, representing a 5.9% increase over last year's match.

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.