Clerkships (Sub-Internships)

The Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF offers three different clinical electives each year – one open to students from any medical school and two open to UCSF medical students only. The clinical clerkships allow students considering a residency in neurological surgery to work with our faculty and the current residents in all aspects of the neurosurgery service, as well as interact with faculty in other departments who regularly work with the Department of Neurological Surgery. Students can rotate at all our teaching hospitals, including:

  • UCSF Parnassus Campus (Adult service)
  • UCSF/Benioff Children’s Hospital (Pediatric service)
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (Trauma service)
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center

A clerkship is highly recommended for students interested in applying to the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Residency Program.



    Thank you for your interest in the UCSF Neurological Surgery Clerkships.

    For information on short-term housing in San Francisco for visiting students, contact the UCSF Housing Department.