General Adult Psychiatric Residency Training Program

Leaders in Psychiatry: Training Pioneers in Clinical Care, Research, Education and Public Policy

Vice Chair for Education Lowell Tong, MD, and Program Director Erick Hung, MD

Welcome to the UCSF General Adult Psychiatry Training Program website! We hope you find all the information you need on this site, but if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

Our residency program offers a four-year training opportunity across three main training sites in San Francisco: San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC Mental Health Services), and Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPH&C) on the UCSF Parnassus campus. In addition to these three sites, residents also do rotations within the UCSF Medical Center on the UCSF Parnassus campus, right next door to LPPH&C.

Our training includes the biological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of psychiatry and strives to prepare residents for successful careers emphasizing clinical practice, scholarship, teaching and research. Information about the UCSF School of Medicine is here, and information about Graduate Medical Education at UCSF is here.

Our mission

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program exists in the context of an ethnically and culturally diverse thriving urban setting in one of the premiere academic university medical centers in the world.

As such its mission shall be:

  • To create leaders in the field of psychiatry – in academics and research, in clinical expertise, and in public policy
  • To foster the development of psychiatrists who practice critical thinking and an evidence-based approach in all aspects of their work
  • To maintain scientific excellence and clinical relevance in the didactic program and in the clinical training experiences of residents
  • To promote the professional development, mentoring and well-being of residents and faculty

Contact the program

Erick Hung, MD, Program Director
Sharon Salapare, Program Administrator
General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
401 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0984-RTP
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984