Improving Social Medicine Training

The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Training and Education Programs for Underserved Populations (STEP UP) is a cross-departmental effort to better align the different programs at ZSFG focused on improving training in care for vulnerable populations.


The STEP UP project aims to increase collaborations across departments and multiple graduate learner levels, apply new learning strategies and create new competency-based assessment tool for social medicine training efforts. UCSF departments currently taking part in this initiative include Family and Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry.