Welcome to UCSF Fresno!  As you embark on your final year of medical school, we hope that you will take this opportunity to consider UCSF Fresno's fourth year elective program.  UCSF Fresno invites students who are in good academic standing at an accredited medical school to participate in this exciting program. 


Please note: UCSF Fresno utilizes both a Fresno Electronic Application and  VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) to receive visiting student applications.  All students (except 3rd Yr. UCSF students) attending an LCME accredited or AOA accredited medical school will submit applications through VSAS—if your school utilizes VSAS.  If your school does not use VSAS, please use the Fresno application (link provided below).  



VSAS Visiting Medical Students:  To search Fresno electives on VSAS, first select UCSF and then select “Fresno” as the campus (see PDF below).  Submit on-line through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS),  You will receive notification from UCSF Fresno to submit the supplemental application. VSAS students must complete Fresno’s supplemental application to request Housing and answer additional questions: (Step 2)


How to search for UCSF Fresno on VSAS


Fresno Application (electronic): If your school does not utilize VSAS, please apply for electives using the Fresno electronic application:  Only students from LCME or AOA accredited medical schools or those given special permission may apply. (Step 1)


International/Non-LCME Schools (offshore): Please click here for policy information.


Returning Students:  students returning to UCSF Fresno may apply for additional electives anytime by completing Step 2 at the Fresno Application link:  The system will recognize your unique ID for faster processing.  Any outdated or expired documents will be requested.  All fees apply.


UCSF Students: If you are interested in taking an elective at Fresno, you must apply directly through Fresno. A list of the Fresno elective clerkships is available here: student Instructions for setting up a Fresno elective:


  1. Apply to UCSF Fresno using the online application:
  2. Once you have been confirmed for an elective, forward the confirmation email to Cha Viloria at UCSF so she can add it to your schedule. This step is important because Cha is not automatically notified.
  3. Please note that housing is not guaranteed or automatically assigned for fourth year rotations. Please inquire about housing at:


Cancellations/Refunds:  Please scroll down to review the cancellation and refund policies.


The following requirements are applicable to all students whether applying

in VSAS or the electronic Fresno Application. 







UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program welcomes eligible fourth year visiting medical students from both LCME and non LCME accredited institutions for a wide variety of electives.  Fees are charged for students of both LCME and non LCME accredited schools.  UCSF Fresno also considers student applications based on institutional reciprocity (i.e., whether the application is from a student attending a medical school where there are also opportunities for UC students to pursue elective opportunities).  In addition, each clinic program accepts applications based on capacity to accommodate visiting student.



Cancellation Policy:


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