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Philanthropy plays a crucial role in supporting the activities of the Department of Medicine. The faculty of the Department of Medicine provide the best possible care to our patients, conduct leading-edge research and train the next generation of medical professionals. Your gift to the Department of Medicine will allow us to continue this commitment to excellence.

UCSF is a recognized leader for developing superior clinicians and scientist and has developed a national reputation for excellence in residency training in primary care, general internal medicine and numerous medical subspecialties. A dedicated faculty, an outstanding blend of academic and clinical training, exposure to nationally-recognized generalists and sub specialists and a supportive environment provide residents with the opportunity to truly excel in their fields.

The training and education of residents are integral components of the Department of Medicine. Residency, the years of clinical training immediately following the completion of medical school, is a formative time for young physicians. During these years residents learn not only the basics of patient care, but also leadership skills, research methods, cross cultural competence, professionalism, and communication skills. In addition, residents form critical relationships with mentors who will help them realize their potential. The Program is home to the top residents in the country. Applicants are attracted not only by the extraordinary breadth of research and clinical faculty, but also by the diversity of San Francisco's population. While being a leader in both clinical and basic science research, UCSF is also a model of community service and provision of care to under-served communities.

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways to support the Department of Medicine: pledges; outright gifts; planned giving options, including trusts and bequests; and endowed giving opportunities. You may direct your gift to a specific program or research area, or you can give to the Department of Medicine Opportunity Fund to support the most pressing needs of the Department. For further information about giving to the Department of Medicine, visit Support UCSF or please contact:

Eileen Murphy
Executive Director of University Development
(415) 476-5618
Email: eileen.murphy@ucsf.edu

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