ZSFG Primary Care General Internal Medicine Track

Welcome to the San Francisco General Internal Medicine Primary Care Track of the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program (SFPC).

We were founded in 1982 by Dr. Rick Haber with the vision to provide comprehensive, outstanding and equitable medical care and advocacy for diverse patients and populations, particularly for those from marginalized groups.  We are a three-year residency program at San Francisco General Hospital, one of the top-ranking public hospitals in the country and a part of the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency. Our residents rotate through all of our excellent teaching hospitals including San Francisco General, UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Our 24 SFPC residents have their continuity primary care clinic at The Richard Fine People’s Clinic (RFPC) which was founded in 1970 as one of the first outpatient clinics at a public hospital in the United States and serves over 9,000 diverse patients.


SFpc residents



Diverse patients served


Our mission is to teach the practice of comprehensive high-quality medicine for the underserved and to cultivate the next generation of leaders in primary care, education, advocacy, and scholarship.

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We are strongly committed to recruiting a diverse group of trainees. We feel this is essential to best serve the incredible individuals that seek care in our health system and be a driver of change towards health equity. Applications from under-represented racial, ethnic, and cultural groups are strongly encouraged in addition to applicants committed to primary care in safety-net settings. Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS). Be sure to select the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Primary Care Track (NRMP Code: 1062140M1). In addition to the ERAS application, we require your MSPE, departmental letter, letters of recommendation from faculty who are acquainted with your work, USMLE scores that are available, medical school transcript, and a personal statement. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2022 but you are welcome to apply earlier.


Program Director

Joan Addington-White, MD, FACP | [email protected]

Joanie Addington-White MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). She is the Program Director of the San Francisco General Primary Care Track. She went to Medical School at the University of Chicago and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University. Before assuming her responsibilities at UCSF, Joanie was a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, where she started and served as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Primary Care Track Residency. She is passionate about practicing medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, complex medical issues, care of the patient with a history of incarceration, and HIV primary care. Dr Addington-White teaches about health equity, general internal medicine, and focuses on creating a curriculum and program which attracts and mentors a diverse group of residents. She leads the Health Equity pathway for the Internal Medicine residency. 

Joanie Addington-White, MD
Joanie Addington-White, MD, FACP


Associate Program Director

Christy Soran, MD [email protected]

Christy Soran is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). She is a primary care clinician and educator in the Richard Fine People's Clinic at SFGH and the Medical Director at the OBIC clinic in the Division of Substance Use and Addiction Medicine. She is the associate program director for the San Francisco General Primary Care residency. Her areas of interest are the integration of addiction medicine treatment in primary care, the overlap of substance use and chronic pain, and educating herself and trainees about the provision of patient-empowered clinical care.

​​​​Christy Soran
Christy Soran, MD