Life in ID Fellowship
Living in San Francisco
Quotes from ID fellows about life at UCSF and living in the Bay Area
"I'm always stunned by how beautiful the city is. Both from within the streets and from atop the hills, the sites, the smells, the people all encourage a sense of creative potential; it percolates around you, wrapping you in deep allure.
Regardless of the fact that I was born and raised across the country, coming back to this place, stepping out of the hospital, or peeking out from behind my computer, I strongly feel a sense of home here. "
- Asa Clemenzi-Allen, Third-Year Fellow
"For me, I think UCSF housing at Aldea was a really great for people arriving with kids. We felt grateful to have landed there when we were new to SF. There was tons of communal space and shared babysitting/nanny opportunities. ‘Campus life’ organized activities for the kids like weekend art activities, etc. It has incredibly affordable rent and a beautiful albeit cloud-veiled location!"
- Mike Reid, Fourth-Year Fellow
"My three favorite things about ID fellowship in San Francisco:
1. The wonderful cultural events (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival, Oakland First Friday, Sunday Streets Festivals, Pride, Cherry Blossom Festival, etc);
2. The ID division's and my co-fellows's enthusiastic advocacy for science and our patients;
3. Biking around town!"
- Erika Wallender, Third-Year Fellow
"I like the city's walk-ability, incredible parks and playgrounds, and mild weather all contribute to a great environment for kids. Our family's favorite spots include the California Academy of Sciences (get a membership if you can - it's a place your kids will want to return to many times), the public library, getting ice cream (Ice Cream Bar, Bi-Rite, Humphrey Slocombe), and pretty much any public park (Alamo Square, Stow Lake and Golden Gate Park playground, Buena Vista, and many more)."
- Shereen Katrak, 2017 Graduate
"This is me and my wife at Marshall Store. I love reserving a table at Hog Island and barbecuing oysters, reserving the tomales bay kayak-in campsites, and having a drink at Nick's Cove in the detached boathouse with wood burning stove. Other great activities include hiking on lands end trail or walking on baker beach after work at the VA."
- Matthew Spinelli, Second-Year Fellow