The primary educational mission of UCSF-Stanford CERSI is to prepare a new generation of regulatory scientists by providing a range of opportunities and experiences to broaden their knowledge about tools, methods, and standards to support regulatory science and medical product development. We work toward this mission by providing foundational knowledge in regulatory sciences, supporting experiential training in mission-driven research, and through educational outreach.


CERSI Immersion Program

By enrolling in this program, participants will gain a comprehensive and rigorous overview of regulatory and scientific considerations for the medical product development, including drug discovery, drug development, and regulation. The course will be taught primarily by industry subject matter experts, and consist of lectures and interactive discussion of case studies.  A Statement of Completion is offered to participants who successfully complete all coursework. 

While these courses are usually held in person on the UCSF or Stanford campus, due to the current pandemic the Fall 2020 course will be held virtually and consist of ten 3-hour sessions held every Friday from October 2, 2020 through December 11, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm Pacific Time.  Please use the links below to learn more and sign up.

2020 CERSI Immersion Program

2019 CERSI Immersion Program

UCSF/Genentech Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

UCSF-Stanford CERSI manages a three-year, experiential postdoctoral training program in regulatory sciences.  The 2020 review cycle has already been completed, and we expect to solicit applications for 2021 in the Spring.

Information on the 2020 application.
Learn about past UCSF-Stanford CERSI Fellows

UCSF/USP Quality Institute Fellowship in Quality of Medical Products

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in partnership with the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Quality Institute offers a fellowship in quality of medical products, with specific focus on the quality of excipients. Information and application details

CERSI mini-courses

UCSF-Stanford CERSI offers short online courses focused on regulation of medical products and current issues in regulatory sciences for medical products.  Due to limited resources, these courses are currently suspended.

PSPG/CERSI Seminar Series

UCSF-Stanford CERSI, in partnership with UCSF PSPG program, hosts bi-weekly seminars in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacogenomics and regulatory science by visiting lecturers, faculty members, and advanced graduate students.

UCSF-Stanford CERSI YouTube Channel

UCSF-Stanford CERSI is committed to developing an open-access library of video lectures and seminars in regulatory science:

CERSI Scholars Program

UCSF-Stanford CERSI recognizes trainees at UCSF and Stanford University who are pursuing training in regulatory sciences with a $2,500 award. Due to limited resources, this program is currently suspended. Information and application details

CERSI Internship Program

The goal of the internships is to provide hands-on experience with practical problems faced by regulatory agencies in developing and approving therapeutic products. FDA internships (in planning) will allow trainees to see how safety reports are used for quantitative predictions of risk and to understand and participate in the drafting of FDA guidance related to drug safety and other issues. Internships will provide an expanded view of the FDA that is inaccessible to academics. Due to limited resources, this program is currently suspended.

UCSF Programs and Courses

The center builds on the already UCSF-prominent programs in translational and regulatory science —providing a foundation of integrated knowledge in science-based medical product development and regulation ranging from pre-clinical through post-marketing issues in regulatory science: