Resources and Information for PhD Students

The UCSF Office for Career and Professional Development (OCPD) offers trainees general information sessions for planning diverse career paths and offers one-on-one counseling sessions to students and recent graduates.
In addition, the OCPD offers resources specialized to students in the SocPop (Social and Population Health Sciences Research Consortium) programs who may be exploring career paths not open to basic science trainees:

The UCSF Office of the Ombuds offers Mediation and Conflict Management Services to faculty, administrative staff and all enrolled students at UCSF.

For Student Health & Counseling Services including resources for mental health crisis and for finding urgent care locations*:
*If you are in a life-threatening crisis situation, go to the nearest ER.  ER locations are listed at:

For Family Leaves Policy including Parental and Medical Leave, please visit the Graduate Division website - Current Students Tab:

For Student Disability Services: UCSF is committed to providing all students equal access to all of its programs, services, and activities. Student Disability Services at UCSF (SDS) is the campus office that works with students who have disablities to determine and coordinate reasonable accomodations. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability are invited to contact SDS for a confidential discussion ([email protected]) or 415 - 476-6595. More information is available online at:

Student Success at UCSF: Success in graduate school requires care and attention to all aspects of your life: health and wellness, community, career development, personal and professional relationships, and security and safety. UCSF is committed to providing a full range of resources and services to help you succeed. Learn more about these resources by visiting our Student Success website