UCSF at SFGH offers the triple benefit of education, patient care and research. Each of these endeavors is world-class, evident in the high number of teaching awards, research grants and professional commendations showered upon the UCSF team at SFGH. Best of all, the teaching, research and clinical care are not isolated, but work together providing real-time benefit to patients and state of the art opportunities for physicians and other providers.
For San Francisco General, having UCSF physicians and scientists in house means that top-notch care and cutting edge research is available to all San Franciscans. Our trauma patients get life-saving care from world-renowned surgeons and emergency medicine experts. Because of our emphasis on teaching and research, the care provided here is often translated into improved health practices, protocols and policies nationally and around the world.
Year after year, the SFGH rotation ranks as the most popular among UCSF medical residents. After their classroom training, residents complete their education with rotations at SFGH, the VA Hospital and UCSF Medical Center’s Parnassus campus. So on any given day, a third of UCSF’s physicians-in-training are here at SFGH.
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH)
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the sole provider of trauma and psychiatric emergency services for the City and County of San Francisco. A comprehensive medical center, SFGH serves some 100,000 patients per year and provides 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. In 2011, SFGH became the first hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury program. As San Francisco’s public hospital, SFGH’s mission is to provide quality health care and trauma services with compassion and respect to patients that include the City’s most vulnerable. San Francisco General is also one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, partnering with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine on clinical training and research.