Work/Volunteer Opportunities for Medical Students

Students: Seeking an Opportunity? 

Note: Medical students who wish to receive credit for any position should be sure to contact their UME advisor (Heather Peng or Cha Viloria). 

Want to Post an Opportunity? 

Questions?  Please, contact James Moser at or at (415) 476-4986. We will happily post your opportunity and keep up here for one month.  Thank you for thinking of our students 


Organization: McKinsey & Company
Position: Internships, world-wide
Information about the position:
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations.
Join us for an information session to meet McKinsey consultants and learn more about our internship & summer program opportunities for medical students, interns, residents and fellows: 

Date: Thursday, November 13th

Time: 6:00PM PT

Location: Golden Gate Room in the Millberry Union

*RSVPs are not required, but are requested.
Web Presentations
If you are unable to join us on campus, we host web based presentations about our summer opportunities. Please visit our “Online Events” section on our website for details and to RSVP.
Eligibility:  Open to medical students, interns, residents, fellows
Online Application Deadline: December 7, 2014

How to Apply:
Please Note: Medical interns, residents & fellows who intend to complete their program in 2016 or 2017 may apply.

Should you have questions:
, please contact APD Recruiter, Jenn Caamano (

Date Posted: November 06, 2014


Organization: Pediatrics, UCSF 
Position: Project Assisant
Compensation: $15-$20 per hour 

Information About Position:
Department of Pediatrics faculty member seeking graduate-level health professions student to assist in administrative and project management tasks related to Medical Informatics work, along with other areas.  Administrative tasks would include managing my calendar, booking rooms and arranging meetings on campus, and filing travel/project reimbursements.  Project management tasks include tracking pending APeX user request progress, preparing project documents for presentation, document preparation, and attending meetings and taking minutes (Thursday mornings only).  If interested, opportunities exist for participation in clinical and health services research in Pediatrics and Informatics depending on applicant interest.


  1. Must be an actively registered student at UCSF with a UCSF email address.
  2. Ability to commit for 12 months, including summer months.
  3. Ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  4. Excellent English, written, and inter-personal skills.
  5. Organized, able to manage your own time, and self-motivated.
  6. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, specifically calendar management.

Additional (but not required):

  1. Prior administrative and/or project management experience a bonus.
  2. HIPAA training and access to APeX.
  3. Knowledge of Excel and/or Endnote.
  4. Access to a laptop with internet

How to Apply: If interested, please send a resume and cover letter expressing interest to Carolyn Bradner Jasik, MD,

Date Posted: October 2014


Organization: Private in home
Position: After school care of 10 year old girl who has autism
Compensation: $15 per hour
Address: 250 king street San frAncisco CA 94107
Information about position: Need female caregiver who can pick up my daughter from the school bus which stops in front of our home and bring her home. Co-ordinate her ABA therapy schedule, let therapists into the home,  participate in therapy sessions, accompany therapists and my daughter on short outings in the neighbourhood. Keep my daughter engaged and provide snacks when therapists are not at home. Provide some toileting supervision.  Work days Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 2pm to 6 pm. Or any 3 days each  week excluding Fridays.
How to apply: Write or call 415 655 3753 during  evenings or weekends

Date Posted: October 2014


Organization: San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF

Position: Sleep and PTSD Research Assistant
Compensation: volunteer
Information about position:
The Stress and Health Research Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center  and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a volunteer  to assist with a research study focused on PTSD.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of a research project on PTSD and sleep.  The research assistant will perform duties including: administration of the study protocol including  sleep and wake EEG (electroencephalogram) measurements and computer-based  cognitive testing; recruitment, screening,  tracking, and retention of  participants; and assistance with compilation/distribution of recruitment letters and mailings. Other optional experiences may include assistance with coordination/distribution of study results and related tasks, including  literature reviews, table/slide construction, collection of relevant documents; and general office management.
The ideal candidate will:
• Possess or be in the advanced stages of a BA/BS degree in psychology, in pre-med or medical training, or a related field
• Possess a minimum 1 year of prior research experience
• Possess strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
• Possess familiarity with diagnostic and therapeutic issues related to  PTSD
• Prior experience in EEG acquisition is desirable
• Prior experience in clinical settings is desirable
• Evening, week-end and overnight availability (for sleep laboratory  activities) is strongly preferred
• 1-year commitment is strongly preferred
How to apply: Contact Principal Investigator Anne Richards, at  Please send CV and brief cover letter describing  relevant experience, relevance of volunteer position to educational and/or career objectives, as well as availability in terms of weekday/evening schedule and expectations regarding duration of commitment to role.

Date Posted: October 16,  2014