Clinical Training Appointments

UCSF welcomes visitors from other institutions for short-term electives and observational experiences. Both types of appointments require registration with the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). All required paperwork must be submitted to the Office of GME via the training program administrator at least one month prior to requested start date.

If you are interested in any of the visiting appointments listed below and you meet the eligibility requirements, or if you're unsure whether you qualify, please refer to the attached UCSF Program Administrator contact list and contact the program administrator of the program or department in which you're interested in visiting. The UCSF Program Administrator will directly work with each visitor on their paperwork and the UCSF Program Administrator will ultimately submit the visitor's final, completed paperwork to OGME through the online system for review at least 1 month prior to the requesting start date. 

Short-Term Elective/Rotation (Participate in Patient Care)

Residents and clinical fellows with current appointments at other institutions may participate in a short-term rotation at UCSF Health, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center if they are able to show proof of medical malpractice insurance (minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate) and receive a salary from their home institution.

Visiting Scholars (Observations Only)

Individuals who are employed in a health-related profession or in a health profession related course of study, who only want to observe patient care and/or research may be appointed as visiting scholars.

Visiting Non-MD Students (Participate in Patient Care)

Students from other Institutions who would like to train at UCSF and do not qualify for registration in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Dentistry may be eligible for appointment through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Post Doctoral Observers

Post Doctoral Scholar Observational Experience

With prior approval from their principle investigators and home departments, and sign off from the Graduate Division, Post Doctoral Scholars may apply for clinical observational experiences through completion and submission of the appropriate paperwork.