Students on the 2-week Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine elective (EM 140.11) will learn about pre-hospital care in San Francisco's busy urban EMS system. First-hand experiences with paramedics and dispatchers teach students about critical patient management in the pre-hospital setting. Didactics are focused on EMS structure, communication, and disaster management topics. The student will be expected to design and complete a mentored EMS project during the rotation.
For information on applying to the UCSF rotations as a visiting student, please visit the UCSF SOM Visiting Students website and the UCSF SOM Visiting Students - Emergency Medicine website. Please note that we require your USMLE Step 1 score report and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you have worked clinically.