First Gen Directory

The First Gen Directory is composed of faculty, staff, alumni, and postdocs that identify as First Gen or a First Gen ally. The purpose of the directory is make it more accessible for First Gen students to find community members with similar identities or interests. If you are a faculty, staff, alumni, or postdoc that identifies as First Gen or a First Gen ally, join the directory! 

This directory does not replace the mentorship program where we pair students to mentors and track the progression of the relationship.

Sample Introductory Letter

Subject Line: Meeting Request from UCSF First Gen Student

Dear Dr. Snow,

My name is Molly Smith and I am a third-year student pharmacist at UCSF. I am in the process of preparing my application for PGY-1 residency programs. I found your contact information as a part of the First Gen Directory. I am reaching out based on my similar interest in the Winterfell’s Ambulatory Care residency program.

Would you be willing to meet with me via Zoom or phone for 30 minutes in the next month? I would value the opportunity to meet with you to learn about your experience applying to the program, as well as any advice on skills and experiences necessary to succeed at Winterfell.

Thank you for considering!

Warm regards,