UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Leaders in Psychiatry: Training Pioneers in Clinical Care, Research, Education, and Public Policy

Welcome to the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program website! We hope you find all the information you need on this site, but if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected].

Our residency program offers a four-year training opportunity across three main training sites in San Francisco: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC Mental Health Services), the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. In addition to these three sites, residents also do rotations within the UCSF Medical Center on the UCSF Parnassus, Mount Zion, and Mission Bay campuses.

Our training includes the biological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of psychiatry and strives to prepare residents for successful careers emphasizing clinical practice, scholarship, teaching, and research. Information about the UCSF School of Medicine is here, and information about Graduate Medical Education at UCSF is here.

Our mission

The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program exists in the context of an ethnically and culturally diverse thriving urban setting in one of the premier academic university medical centers in the world.

As such, its mission shall be:

  • To create leaders in the field of psychiatry – in academics, research, clinical expertise, and public policy
  • To foster the development of psychiatrists who practice critical thinking and an evidence-based approach in all aspects of their work
  • To maintain scientific excellence and clinical relevance in the didactic program and the clinical training experiences of residents
  • To promote the professional development, mentoring, and well-being of residents and faculty

Contact the program

Alissa Peterson, MD, Interim Program Director
Sharon Salapare, Program Administrator
UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
675 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94143
[email protected]