Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Thank you very much for your interest in the UCSF Emergency Medicine Sub-I. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCSF has cancelled all visiting and away rotations. 

UCSF Emergency Medicine is in agreement with the CORD Consensus Statement regarding SLOEs and away rotations. We fully understand the stress this situation places on students interested in Emergency Medicine, and we greatly appreciate your patience as we navigate these uncharted educational waters. Thank you again for your interest in UCSF!


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 and UCSF Medical Center (Parnassus Campus) evaluating and managing patients with "undifferentiated" emergencies and urgencies. 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 and prehospital medicine experiences at the SF Poison Control Center and with SF EMS.

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

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