Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Thank you very much for your interest in the UCSF Emergency Medicine Clerkship Rotation (EM 140.01).

Fourth year medical students participating in this 4-week clerkship (EM 140.01) will act as interns at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) and UCSF Medical Center (Parnassus campus) evaluating and managing patients with "undifferentiated" emergencies. Students practice procedural skills and learn to recognize, resuscitate, and stabilize seriously ill patients. EM faculty provide direct supervision and bedside teaching. Students work clinical shifts, attend didactic lectures, participate in suture, splinting, emergency eye exam, and ultrasound workshops, and engage in toxicology at the SF Poison Control Center.

Visiting students may start applying to our EM clerkship rotation in VSAS/VSLO on February 1, 2022 and our department will start accepting students on or before April 20, 2022, with a rolling admissions process until all of the spots have been filled. We are accepting visiting students for the following blocks:

  • May 2 - May 29, 2022 (limited availability)
  • May 30 - June 26, 2022
  • June 27 - July 24, 2022
  • July 25 - August 21, 2022
  • August 29 - September 25, 2022
  • September 26 - October 23, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EM SUB-I ROTATION (EM 140.01): APRIL 20, 2022 (recommend to submit application as early as possible in March/April)

**Per UCSF School of Medicine policy, all visiting students are required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated (2 weeks after final vaccine dose) prior to rotating at UCSF.


For information on applying to the UCSF Emergency Medicine rotations as a visiting student, please visit the UCSF SOM Visiting Students website

    For information on our Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) for students who are underrepresented in medicine, please visit our scholarship page.

    UCSF is reopening the Visiting Student Program for the 2022-2023 cycle and will be following guidelines set by The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Medical Students Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training.