Salary & Benefits

Term of Fellowship

Trainees will be junior faculty and hold the rank of Clinical Instructor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry.  Salary is set at $74,850 annually plus full benefits including health care, vacation and educational leave. These board eligible trainees will serve one-year terms (July 1st – June 30th).  Fellows will also be eligible to earn additional compensation for providing evening/weekend coverage in the psychiatric emergency room at the ZSFG. Notably, given the cost of living in San Francisco, fellows receive a housing stipend of ~$833.33/month (separate from annual salary). Also, for working in the public sector, DEA license renewal fees are waived during the fellowship term. 


Additional Benefits

As per the Research Overview, one of the unique aspects of the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at ZSFG is the access to a research assistant for six hours a week.  This person will help you with all aspects of your study from study design to data collection to preparation of your poster.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn how to supervise someone through this experience.  

Loan Repayment: fellows are actively directed to medical loan repayment programs in California such as,

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment

Health Professions Education Foundation (

Mental Health Loan Assumption Program (

National Institutes of Health - Division of Loan Repayment (


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