Core clerkships are offered to medical students in family and community 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.


Residents play an active role in the medical student program. Through interaction with, and direct instruction of medical students, nurses and junior residents, residents develop the teaching and training skills necessary to become successful physician leaders. Therefore, residents in our program are expected to be enthusiastic teachers!


Go directly to the Medical Student Programs website.