Student Life

I didn’t know what to expect, because when I was choosing between my undergrad and UCSF, I knew if I went to my undergrad I’d be with all my friends and it’d be really familiar because I’d been there a lot, so UCSF was a totally new experience. So far, I’m definitely happy with my choice. I like that there are different health professional students and faculty you can interact with because at my undergrad’s dental school campus it’s just the dental school.

P(ostdoc)-value* is a grassroots movement of postdocs at UCSF who believe the current training model is insufficient or incomplete.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Student Association at UCSF is proud to be hosting its seventh Annual LGBTQI Health Forum on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21.

Oral health is crucial to systemic health—and prevention begins at a much earlier age than most of us realize.

One of my favorite things about UCSF is that it’s a pass/fail system, so it’s not like undergrad. I can spend more time learning the material conceptually and have more time to get involved with the things I’m passionate about—community outreach, research and clinical services. My peers are extremely intelligent and I’m proud to have them as my future colleagues. The location is also amazing … it’s California; you can’t complain.

The associated students of the school of nursing hosted the winter social January 14, and it was a huge success!  Muffins, croissants, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa were served to the 81 nursing students in attendance.

As health care providers at a premier research campus, many of us contribute to cutting-edge developments in our respective fields.

San Francisco is an expensive city, and the UCSF students and administration knows it.


Finding affordable housing is a struggle for many in the Bay Area, and UCSF students are no exception. Over the next few issues, Synapse will be exploring the present and future of student housing at UCSF.

All good things in life come with a price. Children are not exception.