Volunteer Faculty


There are many advantages to being a volunteer faculty member at UCSF. These include:

  • Full access to library resources (e.g., on-line journals and some online courses)
  • Promotion opportunities within UCSF
  • Acceleration of promotion, on many occasions, within their place of employment
  • Mentoring opportunities for enhancing their clinical educator role
  • Precepting hours that can count toward required hours for national re-certification
  • Access to continuing education courses; sometimes with reduced or no fees


Volunteer faculty provide a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer service each year. The following activities fulfill the service requirement:

  • Precepting
  • Formal teaching in UCSF seminars, skills labs, or lectures
  • Developing curricular resources
  • Reading comprehensive exams
  • Participating in recruitment activity
  • Mentoring
  • Serving on departmental, school, and campus committees
  • Helping to develop clinical placements
  • Contributing to grant writing or fundraising

Application Process

Once you have completed a minimum of one year of service with 60 volunteer hours, contact the program specialty coordinator (see list) regarding your interest in becoming a volunteer faculty member. Please include the following in your communication:

  • A copy of your CV
  • Contact information (home address and phone number)
  • The name and contact information of a colleague who will provide a letter of recommendation