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Student Training Agreements

No student may be placed on the SFGH campus or affiliated programs without first executing an agreement.  For an up to date list of active agreements, please check this list. Remember to check the school and the program, as both need to be covered BEFORE a student is placed.

School not on list? Contact the Department of Education and Training to begin the process. Please note that this process can take up to 3 months or longer.  Also students, faculty and staff may please be prepared to provide contact information for their Dean or Legal/Contracts Department.

School on list, but my program is missing? Contact the Department of Education and Training to request adding the program to the list.  This process usually takes a week to a month.

What does it look like?  The student training agreements or MOU (memorandum of understanding) is a template we use to develop the agreement between the school and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  Please review the MOU Template for more information.



All students are required to attend New Employee Orientation.  Orientation is from 8am-1:30pm. Please contact the Department of Education and Training at 415.206.4655 for dates.  Exceptions are not made.


Identification Badge

Badges must be worn at all times.  If a student/faculty identification badge includes a first/last name and photo, then the student/faculty must wear when on campus.  If the badge does not have your photo or the department/clinic/unit requires a Zuckerberg San Francisco General badge, the preceptor/Zuckerberg San Francisco General staff must contact Human Resources (HR) to request a badge.

Identification badges are available at Human Resources, CHN Headquarters at 25th and Potrero. Drop in hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00-10:30 am or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:00 pm.

Step One: Preceptor/Zuckerberg San Francisco General staff calls (415.206.5538) HR to make the appointment or the student can drop during above times with a letter on official letterhead with preceptor or supervisor’s signature that includes the following:
Student/Faculty Full Name
Student Title (optional)
Start/End Date (optional)

Step Two: Assure that the student/faculty brings valid photo identification to the appointment.

Step Three: Have student/faculty return to preceptor/SFGH staff at the end of the placement.