Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Fact Sheet

Information for Visiting Students

FEES:  The fees for a 4 week rotation is $200.00.  All fees are non-refundable.  Once you are confirmed for a rotation, the Department will send you an e-mail with payment instructions.

ORIENTATION:  There will be orientation for all visiting students with their chief resident on the first day of the rotation at 8:00 am.

UCSF ID BADGE AND PHOTO ID:  You must bring your Drivers License or other forms of identification with you.  The police department requires 2 forms of identification.  UCSF ID’s will be issued to you on the first day of your rotation.

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE:  You must show proof that you are covered for Malpractice Insurance by your home school.  The information must be made available in VSAS.

LAB COATS:  You are required to bring your own white coat since one must be worn at all times during patient contact.  We do not provide coats.

PAGERS:  The department does not issue pagers to visiting medical students.

TRANSPORTATION TO PARNASSUS CAMPUS:  The campus is located in the 500 block of Parnassus Avenue.  There is a short-term parking garage at 500 Parnassus Avenue, charging a rate of $3.75/hour.  The campus is serviced by the N-Judah Light Rail Service, the #6, #43 and #66 bus lines and UCSF shuttle service to and from Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco VA Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital.

PARKING:  UCSF and affiliate hospitals do not provide parking for visiting medical students.  Shuttles run regularly between UCSF, Mission Bay, SFGH and Mt. Zion Hospital.