Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities exist for UCSF medical students during the summer between 1st and 2nd year. These opportunities provide some funding for students to participate in a 4 week preceptorship/project in family and community medicine. They include the David Vanderryn Memorial Fund, Homeless Health Clinic, and the Primary Care Leadership Academy summer internships. For more information on these programs and/or to receive an application, please contact FCM Student Programs.


David Vanderryn Memorial Fund Summer Preceptorship Program

Each summer this program provides funding for a number of UCSF 1st – 2nd year medical students to do a 4-week preceptorship in family medicine working with underserved populations. Students find this early exposure to primary care gives them a unique opportunity to work closely with vulnerable populations. The preceptorship also serves as a chance for students to begin to involve themselves directly in a community of care and gain a deeper perspective on the practice of family medicine. Students come to appreciate the diversity of patients they see, thus inspiring them to provide compassionate primary care as they progress in their medical training.

Homeless Health Clinic

When funding allows, the Homeless Health Clinic provides some funding for UCSF student to do a research/Quality Improvement project that supports the clinics. Eligibility is for students already working with the clinic. Please consult with Homeless Health Clinic student coordinators and faculty advisors about potential summer projects to see if there is funding for this year.

Primary Care Leadership Academy (PCLA) Summer Internships

These internships are available to students between their first and second year or during other breaks in their medical education and training. Interns work with the PLCA leadership team on all aspects of Academy operations and are encouraged to develop their own projects to support PCLA activities. Interns receive a stipend and are expected to represent their peers, and promote primary care engagement and collaboration on campus.