University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Campus Resources

 Across UCSF there are many resources that can be leveraged for professional development and career advancement.


  1. UCSF Library – Offers free workshops and special events taught by UCSF Library staff.
  2. Data Science Training
  3. HDFCCC Training Programs and Medical Education – Cancer Center faculty members are strongly affiliated with specialized UCSF graduate degree programs, many of which have cancer components. Visit their website for more information.
  4. UCSF Continuing Medical Education – Offers educational opportunities for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and allied health care professionals to improve their practices through a comprehensive selection of continuing education activities.
  5. UCSF HR Professional Development Guide – Created by the UCSF Learning & Organization Development Office, it offers guidance on how to manage your own professional development.
  6. Clinical & Translational Science Institute - CTSI facilitates clinical and translational research to improve patient and community health. They do this by providing infrastructure, services and training to enable research to be conducted more efficiently, effectively and in new ways. 
  7. UCSF Accelerate offers several programs for faculty including:
    1. K Scholars Program
    2. KL2 Scholars Program
    3. Mentor Training Program
    4. Apply with an outside career development award
  8. Campus Council on Faculty Life – Offers professional development activities such as mentoring programs and wellness grand rounds.
  9. Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) – Teaches UCSF students and postdoctoral scholars the professional skills required to navigate their careers successfully. Examples of what they offer are, Getting the most out of your mentor, Core competencies for postdocs, Individual development plan, and FAQ about IDPs.
  10. Job Search Resources at the Office of Career & Professional Development – These include, samples for academic position applications, academic career readiness assessment framework, and application material samples.
  11. Scientific Leadership Program – Offered at the Office of Postdoc Scholars, this course is geared toward those who are about to lead research groups in an academic environment or those who have just begun to lead.
  12. Gladstone Institutes - Is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures. They offer science talks, industry research seminars, and a trainee to tenure track program.
  13. Office of Diversity and Outreach – Offers education and training around diversity and inclusion, such as unconscious bias training and an annual health disparities research symposium.
  14. UCSF Office for Postdoctoral Scholars – Provides a range of programs and services for UCSF postdocs.
  15. Training In Clinical Research (TICR) – Offers a broad array of educational opportunities in the methods of clinical research to meet the diverse needs of trainees, faculty and staff at UCSF. Programs they offer are:
    1. Designing Clinical Research
    2. Implementation Science Certificate Program
    3. Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) Certificate Program
    4. Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research
  16. The GME College - is a forum for residents, fellows, health professions learners, and faculty to learn about core topics in graduate medical education. The GME College serves not only as a curriculum in and of itself but also as an opportunity to observe model curricula in action and to discuss with content and curricular experts ways to adopt, build, and adapt curricula into training programs.
  17. UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - This program offers fellowships to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.
  18. B2I – Bridge 2 Industry - Connects academic trainees to leading companies in the Bay area.