Office of Alumni Affairs

Student Opportunities

Students are welcome and encouraged to inquire about opportunities with any School of Medicine faculty in all SOM departments . Faculty in this database have indicated their specific interest in working with medical students on Independent Study Projects, research, and/or directed readings.

Submit an Opportunity

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Click here to submit an ISP Opportunity.

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In order to view submitted Student Opportunities, Students and Faculty will need to first log into the Web Portal.


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In order to view previously submitted Student Opportunities, Students and Faculty will need to first log into the Web Portal first.

Important Policy Regarding ISP Chairs/Academic Credit

In accordance with Academic Senate requirements, a faculty member acting as ISP Chair or as a course director for a 296/299 elective (e.g. independent reading, laboratory or preceptorship elective or for time spent working on the ISP) must have the appropriate instructional title (e.g. salaried UCSD School of Medicine professor, professor in residence, professor of clinical __, clinical professor and adjunct professor).

NOTE: Voluntary faculty may serve on the student's ISP committee and often serve an important role in the ISP; however, they are not eligible to act as ISP Chairs or award academic credit for 296/299 elective courses.

Questions about this policy may be directed to the ISP Coordinator (858-534-1486 or or the Electives Coordinator (858-822-5334,

Questions about the ISP?
Click Here to view the ISP Handbook.
Questions or comments about the database contents,
contact the ISP Coordinator.

Phone: 858.534.1486

  Technical questions about the site,
contact the Office of Educational Technology.

Phone: 858.534.4123

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