Elective & Clinical Opportunities

Numerous elective courses, clinical experiences and volunteer opportunities exist at UCSF to allow students to tailor their interprofessional education experience to their interests and professional goals. In addition, the UCSF Electives Coded by Pathway site is a directory of electives in all four professional schools that includes opportunities for interprofessional education. If you would like to have your course listed in the UCSF course catalog with an IPE designation please click here for more information.

If you would like to get involved with any of these elective or clinical opportunities, please click on each link for more information.

Please let us know if you have an elective or volunteer opportunity to add to this list!

Education in Patient Aligned Care Teams (EdPACT)
The program aims to change the culture of healthcare education by teaching internal medicine residents and nurse practitioner students to work together as they care for a panel of patients. Sixteen medical residents and eight nurse practitioner students will work in teams, supervised by physicians and nurse practitioners. Trainees from pharmacy, social work, nutrition, mental health and podiatry will also have opportunities to participate in the program.

Community Health Clinic
The UCSF Students' Homeless Clinic is comprised of UCSF medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students, medical residents, and physicians. The mission is to provide sensitive, accessible, and high-quality health care and create an environment in which students, preceptors, and patients may teach and learn from one another at the same time.

Mabuhay Health Center
The Mabuhay Health Center (MHC) is a free UCSF student-run community health clinic that operates in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district. MHC runs monthly clinics at the Bayanihan Community Center, where student volunteers (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, dental, medical, nursing, and pharmacy students) strive to deliver culturally sensitive health care under the supervision of faculty from UC San Francisco.

Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) Shadowing Program
Fourth-year medical students and MEPN students are paired together, and the MEPN students shadow the medical students and communicate with them about patient care. MEPN students observe pre-rounds, rounds, seminar, and patient care.