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Core Clerkships

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
  • Boston University SOM
  • California Northstate University COM

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

Bay Area

The Kaiser Permanente Bay Area Clerkship Program includes a one-year core clerkship program for third-year medical students (MS3) and elective rotations for fourth-year medical students (MS4). Third-year medical students spend one year of core clinical rotations in Ambulatory Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery.

This is an integrated program where students rotate across Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA) and Kaiser Permanents Diablo Service Area (DSA) Medical Centers, including:

  • Antioch Medical Center
  • Fremont Medical Center
  • San Leandro Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek Medical Center

This clerkship programs offer students an opportunity to learn within our integrated health care system. Health Plan members are ethnically, socially, and demographically diverse, with the largest number of non-English native languages spoken anywhere in Northern California. Medical students learn within our medical system from a diverse group of patients, physician faculty and staff members.

Contact Information:
For all MS3 and GSAA MS4 Inquiries:
Liza Marie Nario, UME/GME Program Administrator
KP – Fremont Medical Center & San Leandro Medical Center
Phone: (510) 675-5103
liza.marie.nario@kp.org

For all DSA MS4 Inquiries:
Natasha Taylor, UME/GME Coordinator
KP – Antioch Medical Center & Walnut Creek Medical Center
Phone: (925) 295-5247
Natasha.S.Taylor@kp.org

Sacramento Valley

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

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