Resources and Information for Students

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. Here are a few highlights:

Academics

Learning Resource Services provides tools for academic and clinical success through workshops and individual consultations.

Student Disability Services works with students who have disabilities to determine and coordinate reasonable accommodations. 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).

Journal Club in Social Justice Epidemiology brings together faculty and PhD students from across UCSF to promote scholarly dialogue and collaboration.

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Career Development

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.

Health and Wellness

For Student Health & Counseling Services including resources for the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP), 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:  http://studenthealth.ucsf.edu/emergencies-after-hours-care/mental-health-crisis

For UC Student Health Insurance Plan: https://studenthealth.ucsf.edu/insurance

For Family Leaves Policy including Parental and Medical Leave, please visit the Graduate Division website Current Students tab: http://graduate.:.edu/benefits

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 disabilities to determine and coordinate reasonable accommodations. 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

Housing

San Francisco is a world-class city, but it is no secret that it can be difficult to afford. Unless you are already established in the Bay Area, finding a place to live may be one of your biggest concerns as a student. Some resources that may help are available here: https://graduate.ucsf.edu/housing