Visiting Student Program

Visiting Student Program 2022 - 2023 Update

The UCSF Visiting Student Program will return to normal for the 2022 - 2023 Cycle as recommended by The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Medical Students Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training.

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

  • 2022 - 2023 Catalog posted (no applications) - January 17, 2022
  • Learners may begin applying - February 1, 2022
  • Notification of application approvals (sending offers) -  TBD (Approximately April 2022)

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 ([email protected]) 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