Volunteer Clinical Professor (VCP)

The Volunteer Clinical Professor (VCP) is an important partner in medical education at UCSF

The Volunteer Clinical Professor (VCP) is a board-certified health care professional who teaches in various clinical settings, and plays a significant role in advancing UCSF’s mission to transform health care. Being a VCP is a valuable way for a physician to engage on a part-time, non-salaried, voluntary basis in the areas of teaching, system-change research and clinical expertise. Please refer to the School of Medicine's Medical Student Education Policy for Volunteer Clinical Professors 

Access more information about the Volunteer clinical Professor series

We welcome your participation in the education of our students and faculty. For more information, email Ivan Mendez at [email protected].

VCP in the News

Teaching Future Physicians Is Its Own Reward: The UCSF Volunteer Clinical Faculty, By Michael Schrader, MD. San Francisco Marin Medicine Magazine, September 2018, pg. 17.

UCSF’s Volunteer Clinical Professor (VCP) may have a new name, but the commitment to teaching learners at UCSF remains the same. Michael Schrader, MD, a long standing VCP and VCP Advisory Board member, discusses the ins and outs of the VCP service and pitches a great opportunity to physicians in the community.

Teaching Awards Ceremony highlights faculty excellence and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by Karin Fleming, UCSF Medical Education, SOM. November 1, 2018.