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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Student Placements

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is happy to provide opportunities for students from academic programs to receive clinical or job-related experiences.  Responsibility for the care of patients assigned to students and work projects is retained by the department where the student is placed on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General campus or affiliated program sites. A student placement does not apply to the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) medical students enrolled in clerkships or classes. Whether you are a student, school, faculty or potential preceptor, please look at the area below to figure out how to begin. Thank you for your interest in SFGH!



Examples of Students - Nurse Practitioner | Nurse | Social Worker | MPH/MHA | Doctoral | Physical Therapist | Interpreter

Students are individuals who are enrolled in an approved academic program that has a current student placement agreement with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).  These programs include, but are not limited to, nursing, rehabilitation, health administration, paramedicine, public health, radiology, and nutrition.

A student must be affiliated with an educational institution and collect credits/units for an internship, externship, fieldwork, class requirement, training or dissertation. If the requested placement involves payment or academic credit will not be earned during placement, please contact the Department of Education and Training BEFORE you begin the paperwork.

Check to see if your school and your program is an approved school. If your school or your program is not on the list, please inform your instructor, preceptor or Zuckerberg San Francisco General staff contact BEFORE you begin the paperwork.

Students must wear an identification badge with name and picture while on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General campus.

Students and schools are welcome to contact current preceptors/Zuckerberg San Francisco General staff below for placement availability.



Site Coordinator: 206.6286

Health Education/Wellness Center

Jorge Cordoba: 206.4995

Interpreter Services

David Dao: 206.8665

Nursing and Nurse Practitioners

Leslie Holpit: 206.5077


Sharon Kennedy: 206.5050


Site Coordinator: 206.8020


Bernadette Courier: 206.5776


John Kelly: 206.5736

Other Disciplines

Akilah Cadet: 206.4655


We do not place medical students; please contact UCSF for more information.

Student Placement Form - Return to your site coordinator unless otherwise instructed.