Summer Curriculum Ambassador Program

Launched in the summer of 2001, the Curriculum Ambassador program is one of the great hallmarks of curricular change and enhancement at UCSF, and an exciting example of the way in which medical students can play an integral role in shaping the evolution of School of Medicine curriculum. Over the past 20 years, over 300 students have participated in this funded summer fellowship program, partnering with faculty mentors to identify high-priority areas for improvement within the curriculum, and designing and implementing curricular innovations. In total, the Curriculum Ambassadors have developed over 250 curriculum projects, which have shaped the educational experience of UCSF medical students over the past two decades. Students selected for this program will partner with educational leaders to learn core skills in curriculum development, identify and explore top-priority areas for curriculum improvement and innovation, and design and implement high-impact curriculum projects.

Teams of students and faculty will build upon and refine the Bridges Curriculum while establishing and refining new ways of training to be physicians and leaders committed to advancing health for all.

  • $4,500
  • Participation in Summer Explore Symposium, December.
  • Eligibility for Short-Term Dean's Prize.

As specific project descriptions and mentors are finalized, they will be hosted on this website.

8 weeks

This is a UCSF Funding Source dispersed by the Inquiry Funding Office.
See the Curriculum Ambassador Program page for more information.
To apply, begin by verifying deadlines and process for Summer Explore by downloading the “Guide to Summer Explore Research.” 

Funding Sources
Funding Type
Summer Explore