San Francisco VA Health Care System
Resident and Fellow Information
NEW ACGME RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS
Congratulations on matching with the University of California at San Francisco!
We look forward to your training experience at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. We have been affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine for over 50 years and more than 700 UCSF trainees from 36 programs rotate through the SFVAHCS annually.
We extend a warm welcome, and look forward to meeting you. We anticipate that your time at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System will be an enriching and valuable addition to your education.
Before starting clinical work at the VA, all residents and fellows are required to:
Your UCSF program will typically coordinate your appointment, and let you know times and dates. If you are not attending a pre-coordinated appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your 1 hour Human Resources appointment. Current UCSF medical students and residents are encouraged to schedule appointments between May 2, 2016, and June 3, 2016. The office is here [click here for map].
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Card?
The Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card is vital to protecting the security, identity and privacy of not only you as an individual, but of every single person at VA, the VA as a whole, and the Veterans we serve. For your appointment, please make sure to bring two original and unexpired forms of ID [click here for list]. You can bring either two forms of ID from Column A, or one from Column A and one from Column B. Common combinations include a driver's license and passport or social security card. The names on the documents must match such that if ID #1 has your middle name, ID #2 must have either your middle name or the corresponding middle initial. Please note that we are unable to accept your school ID for PIV purposes.
I am a returning UCSF Resident or fellow do I need to do more paperwork?
Your human resources paperwork is still in effect. Your PIV badge expires three years after issue. You need to update your TMS training yearly to retain computer access. You can login to TMS here to check the status. https://www.tms.va.gov/learning/user/login.jsp
Need help? Call 1 (866) 496-0463, or ask your VA program support assistant [click here for list].
Questions? Email the Education Office at email@example.com.
Rebecca Shunk, MD
Melissa Bachhuber, MD