Kaiser Permanente Northern California provides core clerkship training to students from medical schools throughout the region, including:

  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • UC Davis School of Medicine
  • UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • UCSF-Fresno School of Medicine
  • Touro University
  • Drexel University

Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC)

The Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC) at Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center is a one-year program for third-year UCSF medical students. This longitudinal clerkship offers 8 UCSF students an opportunity to train within the nonprofit, integrated, managed care system that is often viewed as the health care model for the future.

KLIC students work closely with patients and faculty to provide comprehensive medical care over time and to gain insight into the patient’s experience of illness and physician practice within one medical system. Further, the medical students develop long-term relationships with their patients and the Kaiser Permanente physicians. Students train with staff physicians from the departments of anesthesia, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgical sub-specialties.

Our weekly interdisciplinary program includes the clerkship’s core curriculum, clinical skills sessions, and student reports. The program also features health systems leadership sessions designed to train future leaders in healthcare and gives students the opportunity to construct a QI project.

KLIC is offered to third-year UCSF medical students as part of UCSF’s Structured Program Option. Further information can be found on UCSF iRocket Guide to the Clinical Years.

Contact Information

For additional information in selecting this option, please contact:

Student Experience Team (SET)/Medical Student Center
Location: S-245
Phone: 415-476-1216
Email: medicalstudentcenter@ucsf.edu

For additional information regarding the KLIC program, please contact:

KLIC Coordinator, Laurel DeCou, at 510 752-5901 or Laurel.Decou@kp.org.

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Sub-Internship at Kaiser Napa-Solano

Kaiser Napa-Solano offers a family medicine sub-internship for eligible 3rd and 4th year medical students from US medical schools. Students will experience full-scope outpatient family medicine, including pediatric, prenatal, geriatric, procedural, and women’s health medicine. Each student will follow a track, which will offer additional unique focused opportunities for learning and clinical experience. Available tracks include:

  • Acute Care of the Adult
  • Care of Women and Children
  • Community Medicine
  • Latino Health

For more information and an application, please visit VSAS or contact our residency program assistant, Gilbert Garces by email or phone (707) 651-5628.

Sub-Internship at Kaiser San Jose

Kaiser San Jose offers a family medicine sub-internship for eligible 3rd and 4th year medical students from US medical schools. Students will experience full-scope outpatient family medicine, including sports medicine, women’s health and Latino health. Each student will follow a track, which will offer additional unique focused opportunities for learning and clinical experience. Available tracks include:

Sports Medicine Focus:

Kaiser Permanente continues to grow its presence in the world of sports medicine in the Bay Area, and this will be one of the premier features of the San Jose Family Medicine residency program. Students on this Sub-I will work with sports fellowship trained faculty in family medicine, orthopedics, and physical therapy, some of whom are team physicians for local high schools and professional teams such as the San Jose Sharks and the Santa Cruz Warriors. They will have the opportunity to learn hands-on skills in a structured clinic setting, including the use of ultrasound for diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. They will also have the opportunity for sideline experience and mass event coverage.

Women’s Health Focus

Full scope family medicine wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of women’s health. KPSJ serves the 10th largest city in the country and provides care for a diverse population. Culturally competent care is emphasized with every patient interaction. The clerkship offers shifts in labor and delivery, opportunities to engage in centering (group prenatal care) as a co-facilitator, and one on one attending teaching in the gynecology clinic. Workdays may involve office or inpatient surgery, procedural gynecology, ED consultation and/or high risk prenatal care management. For the student seeking Spanish immersion or a particular focus, arrangements can be made to tailor the experience.

La Salud Permanente

Kaiser Permanente San Jose provides care to the largest Spanish speaking only population in the region. As a mission, we have stressed the importance of delivering culturally competent care to our members. A special rotation centering on Latino care has been created specifically to satisfy these efforts. A Spanish speaking module where integrated health care delivered by Spanish speaking pharmacists, health educators, medical assistants and nurses has been created in the family medicine department. Students will spend a majority of their time seeing patients in this module. Opportunities to visit local churches, termed in our mobile health van to provide care to members, termed “Care beyond our walls” along with Spanish immersion courses are available depending on the season. The application for this program can be found here.

For more information or to apply, please visit VSAS or contact our residency program coordinator, Sandeep Tumber by email or phone (408) 972-3807.

Touro University

Touro University medical students are invited to participate in a 3rd year longitudinal program, in which they spend one year at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa or Napa.

Kaiser Napa-Solano accepts students for third year family medicine clerkships. Please contact your school’s rotation coordinator to set up a rotation.

UCSF

UCSF medical students can choose to do their 6-week core clerkship in Ob/Gyn at Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center or Kaiser Permanente San Francsico. Further information can be found on UCSF iRocket Guide to the Clinical Years.

Kaiser Napa-Solano accepts students for third year family medicine clerkships. Please contact your school’s rotation coordinator to set up a rotation.

UCSF-Fresno

Third year medical students from UCSF-Fresno can participate in a four week Neurology clerkship that takes place primarily at the VA with some time spent also at Community Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fresno, and the Alzheimer Disease Center. The rotation emphasizes the approach to the Neurologic patient through history and exam and then the analysis of a case and its management. This takes place in both outpatient and in patient settings. Each patient is gone over with one of the core faculty (four at the VA and two at CRMC).  There are clinics in covering geriatric Neurology, Movement disorders, general Neurology, and neuromuscular patients. At CRMC there is a stroke unit. There is also exposure to Brain Cutting, Neuroradiology, and cognitive Neuropsycholgy through special sessions. Teaching is accomplished in addition through review of vignettes and in didactic teaching sessions. The students are expected to write notes on the cases they see which will be in the chart of the patient and the notes will be reviewed by faculty. One afternoon a week is spent with Psychiatry as part of the continuity experience.  All faculty are strongly committed to teaching.

Stanford University

Kaiser Napa-Solano accepts students for third year family medicine clerkships. Please contact your school’s rotation coordinator to set up a rotation.

Drexel University (DUCOM), Philadelphia

The Sacramento Kaiser Clerkship Program is a one-year core clerkship program for third-year medical students. It is an integrated program where students rotate between Kaiser South Sacramento, Roseville, Sacramento, and Vacaville Medical Centers. This clerkship offer students an opportunity to train within the nonprofit, integrated, managed care system that is often viewed as the health care model for the future.

Third-year medical students from Drexel University College of Medicine, PA, will complete one year of clinical rotations in Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery, Outpatient Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Adult Medicine.

Contact Information:
Carolyn Stutsman, MSAO Coordinator
Phone: (916) 688-6413
Carolyn.B.Stutsman@kp.org

Bernadette Sario, Program Administrator
Phone: (916) 688-2698
Bernadette.Sario@kp.org