Medical Students

Welcome to the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

UCSF's Visiting Student Program for the 2021-2022 year will begin on July 26, 2021.

The tentative plan for the re-opening UCSF's Visiting Student Program for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follows:

-Students may begin applying and scheduling for in-person away rotations with UCSF now!

-Applications will start to be processed by UCSF and the Orthopaedic Surgery Department on May 1, 2021.

-The rotation blocks are as follows: 7/26-8-22, 8/30-9/26, 9/27-10/24, 10/25-11/21 & 11/22-12/19. 


The department hosted virtual informational sessions last year which aimed to provide information on our program, the various subspecialties, and highlight our faculty and resident daily lives at UCSF.  All of our prior Residency Information Series are recorded and can be found on this playlist! Please note that participation in these information sessions will not impact candidacy for our residency program.


Please note: Participation in these information sessions will not impact candidacy for our residency program. 

Please email Dan with any questions @ All information is posted on our YouTube channel.

We look forward to seeing you!

Nicole Schroeder, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Interim Chief, Department of Hand and Upper Extremity
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Haile T. Debas Academy Chair for Medical Education

UCSF School of Medicine Visiting Elective Program 2021

UCSF welcomes students from all diverse backgrounds to apply for away clerkships. In doing so, we provide qualified students various Visiting Elective Scholarships through our Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP) to help ease the transition into an away rotation.  

For more information regarding deadlines, eligibility requirements, and specific stipend information, please visit:

• General VESP Application 

Please take a moment to review our educational programs here for both visiting medical students and current UCSF medical students. You can find more information on our visiting student program by following this link to the UCSF School of Medicine's site.

For questions about program availability and specifics, please contact:  

Dan Peterson
UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery | Program Administrator
500 Parnassus Ave, MU 320 West, Room W314
San Francisco, CA 94143-0728 

Important Medical Student Info 

Visiting San Francisco

General Residency Program Information
Medical Student Rotations - 2 week Elective Syllabus
Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group - email Dan 

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