Available Electives

Please see the course catalog. Electives that are not available to visiting students are noted as "UCSF students only" in the Comments section.

Department Contact

Tina Tai (link sends e-mail)
UCSF Department of Psychiatry

Education & Training Coordinator, UCSF
Department of Psychiatry, SFGH
1001 Potrero Avenue, Room: 7M26
San Francisco, CA 94110
Campus Mail Box 0852
telephone: (415) 206-5219

Special Instructions

  1. Please initiate applications as soon as possible, ideally a minimum of 8 weeks before the elective start date
  2. Complete the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Visiting Student Elective Supplemental Form (download to view as a fillable form) and upload to VSAS.
  3. Two letters of recommendation. It is fine to receive one of the letters of recommendation from the chief resident or a faculty member of your psychiatry department. Letters written for residency applications are acceptable. 
  4. All students must have successfully completed USMLE Step 1 at the time of application. Other medical licensing examinations are not an acceptable substitute.
  5. Please list at least 3 alternate UCSF Psychiatry electives (either course or date) on your application.