Benefits for Residents and Clinical Fellows


UCSF provides residents and fellows a robust benefits package at very low to no cost, with virtual appointment options to fit into your busy schedule. Please review these materials to take full advantage of everything this program has to offer.

Well-being and mental health resources for residents and fellows

Please review the Mental Health Resources for Residents and Fellows for Residents and Fellows page to find resources for coping with the unique stressors often faced by residents and clinical fellows.

Dental and vision plans

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Health Care Facilitator Program

Need individual help selecting a medical plan, or have a hassle with your current medical plan or access to medical care? Contact the Health Care Facilitator Program to arrange your personal consultation. The Health Care Facilitator Program also can assist you with a variety of issues (other than benefits eligibility or enrollment).

UCSF Benefits Office

For assistance in learning more about your residents and fellows benefits package or dealing with escalated benefits enrollment or eligibility issues, please contact Sharon Mendonca ([email protected] or 415-476-6529), post-doc, residents and clinical fellows benefits analyst. 

Disability, life insurance and accidental death/dismemberment coverage


If you are paid through the UC payroll system you are automatically enrolled in the Safe Harbor DCP (Defined Contribution Plan). You also have the option to save pre-tax dollars by enrolling in the 403(b) and/or 457(b) plans.


Residents and clinical fellows who separate from the University may be eligible to continue their medical, dental and vision coverage under COBRA continuation. Trainees also may want to explore other insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Resources are available at (national) or (California).