UCSF Psychiatry Residency Training Program once again named among best in U.S. by physicians

By Nicholas Roznovsky

2019-2020 residency rankings

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) is among the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released on July 23 by physician social networking site Doximity.

UCSF Psychiatry’s RTP was ranked sixth among all psychiatric residency programs in the nation, moving up two spots from last year’s results, and first among psychiatric residency programs in the northern California. In addition, the program tied for third nationally in the percentage of board-certified graduates and placed 12th for alumni research output.

First launched in 2014, the Doximity Residency Navigator is an interactive tool designed to help the next generation of doctors research and compare residency training programs nationwide. This year, the site collected nominations from over 48,000 U.S. board-certified physicians for programs offering the best clinical training in 28 medical specialties. Nominations for psychiatry residency programs were accepted from physicians certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. To compile their rankings, Doximity used a combination of current resident and recent alumni satisfaction data, reputation among board-certified physicians, research output metrics, and other objective data points.

As a whole, UCSF maintained its standing as one of the national leaders in medical education, with 17 specialty residencies earning top 10 rankings and four being selected as the best in their respective fields. The full results of the study are available for any U.S. physician or medical student to access at residency.doximity.com.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, 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 conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, 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, and UCSF Fresno.

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—Neurology, Psychiatry, 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

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise.

It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – as well as Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians, and the UCSF Faculty Practice. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. UCSF faculty also provide all physician care at the public Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.