EMS and Disaster Medicine Elective


Medical students on the 2-week Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine elective (EM 140.11) 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. Students 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. 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.