How to Apply to Pre-med Summer Program

The Summer 2024 Program application period is now closed. Please check back later this year for our next cycle.

For any program inquiries or application questions, please reach out to Andrea Bordallo at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Palliative Medicine's Summer Clinical Shadowing Program

Who is this program for?

The program seeks applicants who are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, and/or otherwise socially, economically, or educationally disadvantaged. Prior experience in hospice and palliative medicine is not necessary. There is no GPA minimum to apply. 

Program Overview

This Summer Clinical Internship is a 3.5-week program to provide premedical students an immersive clinical experience in the field of hospice and palliative medicine, with clinical shadowing in inpatient palliative medicine, outpatient palliative medicine (virtual visits), and home-based hospice. The program includes didactics related to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, including tools for resiliency in this work, such as debriefing and reflective writing during the program. Finally, the program provides participants with longitudinal mentorship by palliative care physicians at UCSF through the medical school application process and beyond.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete the application form (including uploading your resume and transcript).
  2. Send recommendation form links to two recommenders and make sure each recommender completes the online recommendation form


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is a stipend provided?

A stipend of up to $2000 will be provided to successful applicants.

2. Is there an interview process?

Based on the number of applicants, an interview may be conducted.

3. If I was denied admission last year, can I reapply?

Yes. You will be equally considered among all applicants for the program in Summer 2024.

4. Who should I contact with further questions?

For any program inquiries or application questions, please contact Andrea Bordallo at [email protected]