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RESIDENCY PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do residents afford to live in San Francisco? 

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San Francisco is one of the most amazing cities in the world, and as such rent here can be expensive. Luckily, the University of California provides a housing stipend to all residents. In 2017, each resident received over $12,000 in addition to their salary as a supplement to offset housing costs. Residents have not had a problem finding great housing in our beautiful city!

What have residents done after completing a UCSF residency? Our residents have been very successful in finding excellent fellowships after residency:

Class of 2017
Joe Alsberge, MD – Vitreoretinal surgery, West Coast Retina/CPMC
Greg Bever, MD – Ocular Oncology, UCSF
Joey Hsia, MD – Glaucoma, UCSF
Kareem Moussa, MD – Vitreoretinal surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear
Julius Oatts, MD, MHS – Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Boston Children’s Hospital

Class of 2016
Christopher Aderman, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wills Eye Hospital
Ferhina Ali, MD, MPH – Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wills Eye Hospital
Irina De la Huerta, MD, PhD – Vitreoretinal Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital
Sarah DeParis, MD – Oculoplastics at Johns Hopkins/Wilmer Eye Institute
Maanasa Indaram, MD – Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Boston’s Children’s Hospital

Class of 2015
Sundeep Kasi, MD – Surgical Retina, Wills Eye Institute
Shilpa Desai, MD – Surgical Retina, Tufts Medical Center/Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
Qi Cui, MD, PhD – Glaucoma, Wills Eye Institute
Euna Koo, MD – Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Debbie Kuo, MD – Glaucoma, Duke

Class of 2014
Noelle Layer, MD – Glaucoma, Wills Eye Institute
Allison Loh, MD – Pediatric Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute
Michael Geske, MD – Cornea, UCSF/Proctor Foundation
Shivali Menda, MD – Glaucoma, Casey Eye Institute
Ian Gorovoy, MD – Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Clinical Faculty, SFGH

Class of 2013
Ashleigh Levison, MD – Surgical Retina, Cleveland Clinic
Justin Baynham, MD – Surgical Retina, Casey Eye Institute
Michael Seider, MD – Ocular Oncology, UCSF; Surgical Retina, Duke
Scott McClintic, MD – Medical Retina, U. of Auckland; Surgical Retina, Casey Eye Inst.
Julie Schallhorn, MD – Uveitis, Proctor Foundation; Cornea, Casey Eye Institute

How much vacation do residents receive? 

Residents can take up to 4 weeks of vacation per year, each in a 1 week block.  In addition, residents may take 5 days to attend academic conferences each academic year, as long as service requirements are met. Five additional days are available for fellowship interviews.

Do residents participate in research meetings and conferences? 

Residents are encouraged to present their research at academic conferences and are provided with a $1000 annual budget to attend a scientific meeting of their choice.

Picture What do residents do for fun? 

In a city like San Francisco, there is no end to the exciting activities you can pursue.  Golden Gate Park is literally steps from UCSF full of interesting museums and great trails for running.  San Francisco is known for its foodie culture and does not disappoint with an amazing and diverse array of restaurants.  Beautiful wine country is just a short drive to the north and there is great hiking inside and outside of the city. Each year the residents plan a retreat which is always a blast.  In addition, we have a yearly trip to Tahoe for skiing.  With great residents and an amazing city we have a lot of fun.