Visiting Students

We offer the following elective programs to visiting students:

Anes 140.01 Advanced Clinical Clerkship (4 weeks total at various sites - Parnassus, ZSFG & VAMC)
Anes 140.06 Pain Management (4 weeks at Mt. Zion campus)
Anes 140.08 Obstetric Anesthesia (2 weeks at Mission Bay campus)

**Please see ‘Core and Advanced Anesthesia Clerkships’ for course descriptions.

If you are interested in our clerkship program, please apply through Visiting Student Application Service

VSAS is an AAMC application designed to streamline the application process for senior ‘away’ electives.

Please visit the SOM Visiting Students requirements and VSAS application requirements for UCSF

Additional submission requirements for Anesthesia:
In addition to VSAS application requirements, applicants must upload the following to VSAS as "supplemental documents". Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  1. Letter of recommendation from a clinical faculty at your medical school who can comment on your academic performance and clinical abilities. (LOR can be uploaded into VSAS by you or your school and does not require that you waive the right to see)
  2. Personal statement (150-300 words)
  3. USMLE Step 1 score

Applications for Fall clerkships (August – December) must be completed by May 1st of each year.

Applications for clerkships after Fall must be completed by September 1st of each year.

After the deadline, please contact the clerkships administrator ([email protected]).

You must have completed two weeks of training in basic clinical anesthesia in a hospital operating room or have completed medicine and surgery clerkships. Please see prerequisites for each elective.

The residents and faculty of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care expect students enrolled in 140 series electives to have skills and knowledge commensurate with a basic clerkship in operating room anesthesia.

Dates of Attendance
Dates of attendance must correspond with the School of Medicine's electives calendar. Anesthesia does not offer rotations in July.

For more information, please contact:
Marie Lim
Anesthesia Clerkships Administrator
University of California, San Francisco
Millberry Union East
500 Parnassus Avenue, 4th floor
San Francisco, Ca 94143-0648
Phone: (415) 476-2851
Email: [email protected]