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Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)

Teaching hospitals and host institutions can offer elective opportunities that provide short-term learning opportunities to medical and public health students around the globe. The role of the Program Administrators will be to create the program and update requirements for medical students on the VSLO page via the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.

Program updates will take place from January to March. VSLO will open in April for the new academic year.

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Pathway Development

Kaiser Permanente Northern California is recognized for its culturally responsive, prevention-focused, high quality health care. In the development of pathway programs, students and residents are invited to experience our unique care delivery and learn about our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.

Pathway Development Programs

The following are examples of pathway development programs that are sponsored by Northern California Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education.

Introduction to Integrated Health Care

Medical students completing their first year who demonstrate a superior interest in Community Health and seek to promote culturally sensitive care will experience Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care system while learning from outstanding faculty and resident physicians.

La Salud Permanente Latinx Health Elective

Spanish speaking 4th year U.S. medical students who are passionate about Latino Health will work with primary care physicians and care for patients in this highly personalized, 2–4-week program.

Prep Medico

College students throughout Northern California will have an opportunity to interact with health professionals at UC Davis and Kaiser facilities, examine Latinx health disparities and social determinants of health, develop new skills and receive structured academic advising and mentoring.


The Summer clinical Otolaryngology Research Program and Summer Clinical OB/Gyn Research Program is an 8+ week intensive summer opportunity to pursue research and observe clinical care in either Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery or Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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