Visiting Student Program

Visiting Student Program 2024 - 2025 Update

The UCSF Visiting Student Program will continue to operate normally for the 2024 - 2025 Cycle

Please note the following program dates, which are subject to change or cancellation:

  • 2024 - 2025 Catalog posted (no applications) - February 1, 2024
  • Learners may begin applying - February 9, 2024 (Will be open by end of day)
  • Notification of application approvals (sending offers) -  Tentatively April 20, 2024

The dates above and the reopening the Visiting Program are all subject to change or be cancelled depending on the pandemic and final recommendations by the Coalition so please check here for updates.

Please contact the Visiting Student Program manager Valerie Jones ( for any questions.



The UCSF Visiting Student Program provides 4th year medical students across the nation the opportunity to enroll in a short-term away rotation at UCSF to enhance their medical education. These elective opportunities include a variety of clinical and research clerkships in the University's multiple departments that provide student medical education in our teaching hospitals around San Francisco.

The UCSF School of Medicine uses the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to receive applications from US medical and osteopathic students.

Applicants must be in good academic standing and actively progressing toward a Doctor of Medicine degree at an affiliated LCME-accredited institution, or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at an affiliated COCA-accredited, AACOM member institution.

Use this section to find information pertinent to visiting students in the School of Medicine.

UCSF Visiting Student Program Overview