Opportunities for Pre-Med Students

Our department has developed several internship programs for high school and college students who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM), to increase access and exposure to healthcare careers, including in neurosurgery. 

ENVISION Internship Program

ENVISION is an internship program in partnership with UCSF Department of Neurosurgery and the non-profit organization Oasis for Girls to expose young high school girls of color (ages 14-18) from under-represented communities in San Francisco to careers in the medical field and to help them build important professional skills to enrich their future.

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Summer Internships

UCSF Neurosurgery has developed a summer internship with a particular focus on UIM college students. Over the past four years, numerous students have spent their summer vacations shadowing our staff in surgery, on the wards, and in clinics, as well as conducting clinical research projects. A similar but more limited program for high school students allows them to shadow a neurosurgeon for one week. More than half of the clinical faculty at UCSF have participated in these programs.

For more information, contact our Community Internship Specialist, Marisa McFarlane ([email protected]).