Leslie Sheu, MD
I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do after residency, but I chose UCPC for three main reasons: 1) I liked the idea of being in a small cohort within the larger UCSF family, 2) I loved the emphasis on being able to tailor block months to my career goals, and 3) I had gotten to meet some faculty in DGIM as a medical student and loved working with them, and knew I’d enjoy getting to be a part of the DGIM community.
Looking back, I couldn’t be happier that I chose UCPC. I met lifelong friends whom I’m still regularly in contact with. I got to pursue opportunities to teach and work on medical education research with incredible mentors. I actually still wasn’t sure at the end of residency whether I wanted to go into primary care (I was drawn to hospital medicine), but after a chief year in the hospital (which I loved), I realized that I missed having my own panel of patients to care for longitudinally. My career so far in academic GIM as a clinician-educator has been incredibly rewarding – I have had the privilege of taking care of a diverse patient panel, teach and mentor trainees from the first year of medical school through the last year of residency, and engage in medical education leadership and scholarship. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future, and know that UCPC played a pivotal role in shaping my career!