Clerkships

Participation in our fourth year clerkships provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the practice of family medicine at John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Each rotation consists of a four-week block during which you will work with experienced and enthusiastic physicians in the ambulatory or inpatient settings.

We offer three clerkships per block: two in our family medicine clinic and one inpatient clerkship at John Muir Medical Center in Concord.

As part of our affiliation with UCSF, one spot on our Team Based Care rotation will be reserved for a 4th year UCSF Family Medicine student during Blocks 1-3.


"Showed an excellent example of interdisciplinary team-based care and facilitated practice doing on-the-fly-consulting with pharmacy/behavioral health."

Theo Slomoff, UCSF
 

We offer two exceptional clerkship experiences:

Team Based Care

This four-week ambulatory clerkship, with an emphasis on Integrated Behavioral Health, Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal / Sports allows medical clerks to become full members of our inter-professional team. Clerks will see a panel of patients, make pre-visit and post-visit assessments, consult and provide collaborative care with other members of the team, as well as participate in faculty-lead workshops. Our Family Medicine Residency Practice uses “The 10 Building Blocks of High Performance Primary Care” to frame the medical student’s experience, and provides clerkship mentors and coaches to ensure a positive and valuable educational experience.


"The culture was great, the staff and attendings really showed a desire to teach. The focus was always on learning and self-improvement."

Gabe Saleh, UC Davis

Inpatient and Transitional Care Medicine Clerkship

This four-week clerkship focuses on inpatient and transitional care management of hospitalized patients. Students will act as the primary caretaker of their patients following them from admission through their hospitalization as well as an emphasis on the discharge process. The rotation will occur at John Muir Medical Center, Concord campus. Students will see patients at our Post-Discharge Clinic as well as round on patients that have been discharged to skilled nursing facilities. The clerkship is taught and supervised by highly experienced internal medicine and family medicine faculty. Students will be given ample opportunity to manage acute care conditions in a supportive and highly effective hospital system.

"I appreciate the autonomy in being able to see a patient on my own, and then present the HPI and my rudimentary plan. I appreciate that I don’t have to feel rushed through an interview/exam due to time constraints, that I have the space to take a little more time if a patient needs it. There’s a ton of learning, quality “whole-patient” care, and so much FUN."

Danielle Glaeser, USC Keck

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for one of our clerkships

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a LCME or AOA accredited US or Canadian medical school
  • Have successful completed USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 with a passing score
  • Have completed most of the third-year core rotations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn and Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine
  • Provide three letters of recommendation for Surgery, Medicine and Pediatrics from a teaching hospital, if applicant’s medical school does not have a clinical teaching hospital for core rotations
  • Provide proof of current immunizations
  • Provide completed Clerkship Application
  • Submit Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2017-2018 Rotation Dates

Block 1:
July 31- August 25, 2017
 
Block 2:
August 28 – September 22, 2017
 
Block 3:
September 25 – October 20, 2017
 
Block 4:
October 23 – November 17, 2017
 
Block 5:
November 20-December 15, 2017
 
Block 6:
January 8-February 4, 2018

 

How To Apply For A Clerkship