Medical Student Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
We proudly offer a wide range of medical student rotations at our medical center. Medical students and residents have been rotating at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa for more than a decade. If you are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year student who may be interested in applying to our Family Medicine residency program, we encourage you to peruse our website, come meet us at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, and consider applying for one of our 4th year Family Medicine elective rotations in the spring of your 3rd year. We welcome medical students to apply for our student programs and experience the breadth and depth of Family Medicine in our residency Family Medicine Center, and in the busy community setting of Sonoma County.
Fourth Year Electives
Students in our 4th year electives will work one on one with residency faculty to care for and follow patients across the medical center, providing full scope care, including pediatrics, women’s health/prenatal care, geriatrics, and procedures in our fully integrated medical home. Students will experience Kaiser’s innovative, team-based approach to preventive care, health education, and population management, as well as its use of cutting edge technology, such as video visits and teledermatology.
We offer three different 4th year Family Medicine electives on VSAS, and can tailor experiences to fit students’ interests. For more information, please contact our Program Administrator, Kim Eisert, at KPSantaRosaFMR@kp.org or (707) 393-4015.
FAM1: Family Medicine 4th year Elective: The Future of Primary Care
Healthcare is changing at a rapid rate, and Kaiser Permanente is at the leading edge. Students will see patients in our Family Medicine Center with residency faculty, delivering full-scope care and using evidence-based medicine, population management, and the power of our integrated, team-based model with ready access to specialists to provide optimal healthcare (not just sick-care!) Students will be given a small panel of high risk patients whom they will follow in partnership with nurses, pharmacists, and clinical health educators, and will also have the opportunity to round on newborns, work in the Sports Medicine clinic, and participate in a variety of group visits and health education classes.
FAM2: Family Medicine 4th year Elective: Integrative Medicine & Wellness Focus
At Kaiser Permanente, “thrive” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a way of life. Integrative Medicine is a cornerstone of our new Family Medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa. This 4th year elective will focus on healthcare that supports and honors the whole person. Students will work closely with our integrative medicine faculty physicians as well as acupuncturists, nutritionists, physical therapists, and health educators in a variety of classes, including yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction. There will be an opportunity to tailor the rotation to individual interests. Students will learn how family physicians can successfully integrate complementary approaches into a busy primary care practice.
FAM3: Family Medicine 4th year Elective: Latino Health Focus & La Salud Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing culturally competent care to the communities we serve. 4th year medical students who are passionate about Latino health will have the opportunity to serve the quickly growing Latino population in Sonoma County. Students will work in Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s award winning “La Clinica” with our faculty physicians, gaining exposure to the breadth of health issues faced by Latino patients and improving their medical Spanish skills. This experience will demonstrate the positive impact Kaiser’s integrated, population-based healthcare system can have on maximizing the total health of a community.
La Salud Permanente is a regionally-sponsored elective for 4th year medical students and residents who want to contribute to Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to diversity. For more information and to apply, please visit La Salud Permanente Latino Health Elective.
Third Year Medical Students
UCSF Family and Community Medicine: Third year UCSF Medical Students rotate year-round, longitudinally, with us in their Family and Community Medicine Clerkships. These students train in a Family Medicine continuity practice at both Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park sites.
Touro University-California: Since 2010, we have been an academic affiliate of Touro University-CA, College of Osteopathic Medicine, providing core rotations for a complement of 3rd year medical students.