Elective Opportunities

Our residents have 15 weeks of elective time during their training (2 weeks as an R2, 4 weeks as an R3, 9 weeks as an R4). Example elective opportunities are listed below. Residents may potentially develop new electives (pending approval of curricula, training affiliations, etc).

Electives (UCSF, ZSFG, or UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco):

  • Addiction Care Team
  • Advanced Toxicology
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • Clinical (Emergency Medicine) Pharmacy
  • ECG (EM Cardiology)
  • Education
  • ICU
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • UCSF Pathways to Discovery
    • Clinical Informatics and Data Science
    • Global Health
    • Health Professions Education
    • Health Equity and Racial (HEAR) Justice
    • Training in Clinical Research



Domestic/International Away Electives (must apply in advance, limited to maximum of 4 weeks per resident):

  • Domestic
    • Adventist Health Clearlake (Rural/Critical Access Emergency Medicine, Clearlake, CA) 
    • FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (Anniston, AL)
    • Indian Health Services