Student Life

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Matthew Cummings

Dear UCSF Student Body,

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year, and we send an especially warm welcome to our first-year students—welcome to UCSF! 

Michael Le
I hope the start of the new academic year has been a very productive one. If you are new to UCSF, I welcome you to UCSF and hope these next few years will be as rewarding one as they have been for me so far. But whether you are just starting or have been at UCSF for a few years now, there are important changes in your student government structure that you should be aware of.

UCSF's Housing Services strives to make living in on campus housing a pleasurable, convenient, and safe experience for all.

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You may be of the first generation in your family to graduate from college, but you are not alone!

UCSF doctoral students disproportionately depend on behavioral health services and psychiatric care compared to professional students, as shown in the health care utilization data compiled by Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) during th

Being a student at the world’s top research and medical sciences institution means that it’s essential for you to be in the best shape mentally, physically and spiritually.

“I think the most important thing to understand is that life occurs regardless of you being a graduate student or not, and the science still needs to happen,” a fifth-year student observed during an October interview.

Michael Le
At the February 2014 GSA Board Meeting, your GSA representatives, consisting of graduate, nursing and physical therapy students, approved my appointment as interim president of GSA, taking over for Joseph Foy, who stepped down as president due to taking a leave of absence from UCSF. I believe my multi-year experience in GSA and my experiences as a DDS/PhD student will help me in my new role as interim GSA president, a role where I aim to continue the work of my predecessor for the current academic year.
I’m in my fourth year of the nursing PhD program and it’s been an interesting trip. I came in with a specific question or area, and now it is still the same area but with different questions. The coursework is good, but that’s just for the first two years.