Student Life

The stereotype of the graduate student living in a cramped apartment, heating ramen on a hot plate, is decades old.

It’s easy to become buried in our studies – learning about the clinical significance of each sign and symptom, drug-drug interactions, finding the function of that single transcription factor.

It is Spring and that means that it is time to vote in the new GPSA board! See candidate stations on GPSA homepage at At least one candidate is running for each position. Vote for your favorite applicant by Friday, April 17!
The Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF) is gaining momentum across the UC campuses. Currently the SVTF is looking for UCSF representatives to attend conferences every 3 to 4 weeks. Students can get involved with planning of events and raising awareness even if they cannot attend all the meetings. Please direct questions to GPSA.

Student Veterans and military service members of UCSF gathered together at the Millberry Union Conference Center on Wednesday, March 11, to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff to network and share their experiences of student and militar

Ostensibly, the ultimate goal of academic training is a tenure track faculty position.   Unfortunately, these expectations don’t match reality. Only about 25 percent of UCSF’s postdoc scholars will ultimately make it to a tenure track position.

Human beings are social animals. We thrive when we belong to a community of like-minded individuals who support and endorse us.

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.