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Financial Information

The UCSF School of Medicine is sensitive to the high cost of living in San Francisco as well as the financial strain on most residents and clinical fellows. Below are some resources to help residents and fellows during their training at UCSF.

Financial Planning

Emergency Loans Blumberg Loans for Residents and Fellows

Student Repayment Programs HRSANIH CA Med Board

Blumberg Loans for Residents and Fellows

Emergency Loan Information

The Blumberg Loan is an interest free loan program that current School of Medicine Housestaff and Clinical Fellows are eligible to take part in. Qualified applicants may request up to twelve hundred dollars ($1,200) through this short-term loan program.

Repayment must be made on a monthly basis with a baseline amount of one hundred dollars ($100). Repayment may also occur with higher specified amounts. To facilitate the repayment process, a payroll deduction is required for applicants receiving salary from the UC Payroll System.

Blumberg Loan participants may opt for a repayment schedule with a maximum duration of up to twelve months. Additionally, Housestaff and Clinical Fellows may re-apply for additional Blumberg Loans once their current loan balance has been paid in full.

Please check the FAQ form below or call the Graduate Medical Education Office at (415) 476-4562 for additional information and details.

Note: Only complete and signed original applications will be processed.  Loan applicants must submit an original application to the GME office in-person with a valid photo ID.

Blumberg Loan Information - 8/16/11