Visiting Housestaff

For current trainees hoping to come to UCSF Neurology for a rotation involving patient care.

  • Resident and fellow rotators who will engage in patient care, must be part of an ACGME accredited program
  • Other nonmedical trainees who engage in patient care such as psychology students, pre- and post-docs

1. Contact the director of the program you are interested in doing a rotation with and receive permission for the rotation.

2. Go to the UCSF GME website, download, complete and submit the appointment forms required to complete the rotation.

3. Please note the process can take up to 8 weeks once all forms have been received by the GME office so we recommend starting the process at least 3 months prior to your intended date.

Short-Term Elective/Rotation (Provide patient care)

  • Rotations that are required to meet educational/ACGME program requirements for graduation (and are not offered at the trainee’s home institution) or are part of a pre-existing affiliation with local institutions will continue to be allowed
  • Rotations not required to meet educational/ACGME program requirements for graduation (i.e. elective rotations) for ACGME trainees resumed on August 16, 2021 and only one, one-month rotation per trainee will be allowed 
  • Rotations not required to meet educational/program requirements for graduation (i.e. elective rotations) for non-ACGME trainees are not currently allowed. 
  • All trainee rotators need to comply with UCSF Daily Health Screenings and UCSF workplace protocols

All trainee rotators must either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be approved for an exemption in accordance with University of California policy. 

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

  • New Appointment, California Licensed
  • New Appointment, Unlicensed (in California)
  • Continuing Appointment, California Licensed
  • Continuing Appointment, Unlicensed (in California)

Visiting Medical Students

For current medical students hoping to come to UCSF Neurology for a rotation involving patient care (subinternship or elective). Currently UCSF does not allow international medical students to participate.

  1. Rotations are organized via the Dean’s Office at your institution, working with the UCSF Medical School Dean’s office. We utilize the VSAS program. Please refer to the website.
  2. The VESP Visiting Elective Scholarship Program is available to encourage participation of students from under-represented in medicine groups or those involved in care of the under-served.

Visiting Scholars (Observation only)

Other medical trainees hoping to do an observership without direct patient care should utilize the same process as Visiting Housestaff above. Community members desiring observerships should reach out directly to faculty members who will handle the privacy and liability paperwork and arrange the rotation.

updated 08.28.23