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 from an LCME 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 U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic 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 enrolled at an LCME accredited Allopathic or Osteopathic medical school 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  Any outdated or expired documents will be requested.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:


Instructions for setting up a UCSF Fresno elective: 

1. Apply to UCSF Fresno using their online application:
2. Once you have been confirmed for an elective, forward the confirmation email to Cha Viloria 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. 





Cancellation Policy:


Welcome Orientation:


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