Post-Doctoral studies are arranged by individual request depending upon specific areas of interest and availability of resources within those areas. Ample and attractive opportunities exist for scholarly pursuits in research, teaching, administration, and clinical work. Some of these opportunities are listed below, others are arranged through contact with specific members of the faculty.
To apply to the UCSF School of Nursing Post-Doctoral program, download, print, and complete the application form (PDF format) from the link below. International (non-US) applicants must also complete the financial supplement form. Mail your completed forms to the address at the bottom of this web page. Adobe/Acrobat Reader software or equivalent is required for PDFs.
Post-Doctoral Application Form: postdocapp.pdf
International Financial Supplement Form: postdocintl.pdf
An option to the Post-Doctoral Special Studies program is to visit the School of Nursing. Visits require special advance arrangements. Every attempt will be made to accomodate your requests. Duration of the visit may vary from a day or two to a month. For visits beyond two days, the fee is $185/day or $900/week.
Post-Doctoral studies offer the doctorally-prepared nurse or allied health professional an opportunity to pursue scholarly interests in areas of specialized content, including research, methodology, and theory development. An individualized curriculum is designed in collaboration with a sponsoring faculty member from one of the four departments in the School of Nursing: Family Health Care Nursing, Community Health Systems, Physiological Nursing, or Social and Behavioral Sciences. This curriculum is determined by the availability of senior faculty and the interests of the applicant, and may include the auditing of courses in the School of Nursing. Although accepted at UCSF, the Scholar-in-Residence is not officially enrolled but attends through special arrangement. There is no academic credit or official transcript, although a certificate is provided upon completion of study. In addition to enrollment in the Post-Doctoral program, individuals whose period of study is a minimum of one year, and who are funded by a fellowship, grant, or traineeship, should explore the possibility of an appointment as a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the UCSF Graduate Division.