Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Thank you very much for your interest in the UCSF Emergency Medicine medical student rotations. UCSF is reopening the Visiting Student Program for the 2021-2022 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.

Visiting students may start applying to our rotations in VSAS on April 15, 2021 and our department will start accepting students on May 3, 2021. We are accepting visiting students for the following blocks:

  • July 26 - August 22, 2021
  • August 30 - September 26, 2021
  • September 27 - October 24, 2021
**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.


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.