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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

Sub-Internship at Kaiser Oakland

The 4th year psychiatry sub-internship will provide medical students the opportunity to train in our unique model of outpatient care for individuals with acute and sub-acute mental disorders. Students will spend four weeks treating one of the most diverse patient populations in the country while rotating on our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Wellness Club, and Crisis Clinic. Students will hone their interviewing, diagnostic, and treatment skills. They will gain experience in psychopharmacologic management, group therapy, and co-management with providers from other health care disciplines. In IOP, students will work as a valued member of an interdisciplinary team providing pharmacologic intervention and co-facilitating group therapy while assessing the patient’s safety and appropriate level of care. In Wellness Club, they will work with the severely and persistently mentally ill and learn about the importance of the therapeutic milieu and case management in their care. In the Crisis Clinic, students will conduct initial diagnostic interviews, develop treatment plans and utilize crisis intervention techniques in the management of acutely ill patients. They will also have an attending supervised reading experience on topics of their choice for a half-day per week and attend twice monthly grand rounds.

To inquire about the Psychiatry Sub Internship, please contact Whenalyn Espinosa, GME Coordinator at (510) 752-7555 or

To apply, interested medical students should complete and submit the Sub Internship application using VSAS.

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 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.


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

Bernadette Sario, Program Administrator
Phone: 916-688-2698

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