Core clerkships are offered to medical students in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. First priority is given to UCSF students; however, visiting students may participate if they meet eligibility criteria and if space permits. Elective clerkships are offered to UCSF and visiting students in the above areas as well as in dermatology, emergency medicine and neurology.


In addition to both core and elective clerkships, UCSF Fresno offers special opportunities for medical students. The Model Fresno program is available to 3rd year UCSF students for an intensive six-month period of hands-on clinical training in primary care settings. The Medical Spanish and Clinical Skills course is available to 1st and 2nd year UCSF students. Visiting 1st and 2nd year students can participate in the popular summer rural preceptorship program.


We offer various inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations, including sub-internships. All allopathic and osteophathic medical students in good standing are welcome to apply. In the past we have accepted students from Touro University, Western University, UCSF, UC Davis, Ross University, and St George’s University to name a few. Medical students join the residents in their clinical day and are given their own patients. They also join all resident didactic sessions as well as a dedicated medical student lecture series headed by Dr George Neves once a week.