Visiting Housestaff

If you are interested in rotating in the Department of Neurology Residency Program:

1. You must contact the director of the program you are interested in doing a rotation on 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 you will not be able to work with patients until these forms have been cleared with our Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. This process can take up to 8 weeks once all forms have been received by the GME office.

Please go to the above website and complete the forms which apply to you.

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 Scholars (Observation only)

All visiting observers are currently on hold. We look forward to opening these rotations when we are able to do so, pending clearance by our Graduate Medical Education office and local health authorities.​

The Department of Neurology does not accept Resident observerships.

Visiting Scholars who are unable to provide proof of malpractice insurance and salary or only want to observe patient care and/or research, may be appointed as visiting scholars.

  • Visiting Scholar Paperwork

updated 10.15.21