San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, with its vibrant cultural life, temperate climate, and vast array of outdoor activities, is arguably one of the best places to live in the world. Few cities worldwide can match the combined scenic location, urban energy, arts, restaurants, and cultural diversity that San Francisco offers. Our sophisticated community is known for its diversity and tolerant spirit. It is only hours away from Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Carmel/Monterey, the Gold Country, Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Northern California coast, and hundreds of regional parks; San Francisco offers endless choices for recreation and regional travel for skiing, camping, and surfing. San Francisco is also commuting distance from the high-tech world of Silicon Valley. San Francisco is home to the SF Giants, the San Francisco 49ers, as well the world-class performing arts such as the famous San Francisco Symphony.
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San Francisco Medical Center
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at San Francisco provides primary care to 28 percent of the city’s population and tertiary care to some of the three million Kaiser Permanente health plan members in Northern California. Our patient population reflects the unique ethnic diversity of the region.
- 10% African American
- 15% Hispanic
- 36% Asian
- 39% Caucasian
Our medical facility consists of a completely remodeled 237-bed hospital and a new 460,000 square foot outpatient clinic. Over the next few years, a second, similarly sized outpatient facility will be added.
Residency training began at the San Francisco facility in the late 1940’s. Our program and our graduates have been a source of tremendous pride to the medical center over the ensuing years and have allowed us to attract top notch faculty.