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 a visiting medical student, I was impressed by how invested the John Muir Health faculty and residents were in my education. From the first day, everyone made my learning a priority. The faculty used a variety of strategies to help me improve my clinical skills. The residents encouraged my questions in the clinic and welcomed me into their after-work social events. I feel so fortunate that I was able to be part of such a vibrant and inclusive learning community."
Victoria T. Charoonratana, MS-4 Darthmouth University
"Rotating at John Muir was an incredible experience. The staff, faculty and residents went above and beyond when it came to facilitating my learning and making me feel welcome. Every day in clinic was a gift and this rotation was certainly the highlight of my fourth year."
Omeed Atefi, MS-4 Touro University Current PGY3
We offer two exceptional clerkship experiences:
Team Based Care
This four-week ambulatory clerkship 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.
"I had the best time during my Team Based Care clerkship. I immediately felt the warm, cohesive relationship between the residents, faculty, MA’s, nurses and other administrators, which made such a difference in creating an efficient, well-run clinic. I truly felt like part of the team and my clinical skills improved so much because of the caring support of the faculty and residents as well as the diverse patient population."
Kimberly Hower, MS-4 Touro University
"My clerkship experience at John Muir was memorable in so many ways! I really enjoyed working with the close-knit and supportive resident team, as well as with the attending physicians and program director who were so welcoming and eager to teach. The rotation also offered a diversity of experiences, including volunteering at their mobile clinic and mentoring college students in the community who are interested in a career in medicine. When it comes to medical training, I feel that I got the best of both worlds at John Muir — a sense of community involvement and exposure to excellent medical care. Thank you to the entire John Muir team for an amazing experience!"
Chaudy Sotoudeh, MS-4 AT Still University
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.
"My inpatient experience was great. There was a lot of independence which gave me the opportunity to interact with different teams and specialists in the hospital. I liked the ability to see the patient on my own, present the patient to the attending and get feedback on my plan. You get a diverse patient population to learn from. Everyone is eager to teach and there is a focus on the patient's whole health. There's a ton of learning opportunities and you might find yourself learning without knowing it!"
Erica Yeo, 2020
"Loved my time rotating here! I particularly appreciated the exposure I got to Integrative Medicine and Behavioral Health. All the residents and faculty were enthusiastic about teaching and would go out of their way to make sure I was having a fulfilling learning experience. Everyone I met--residents, faculty, medical assistants, nurses, administrative staff-- were all incredibly warm, friendly, and ready to help. Thank you!"
Tracy Hu, UTMB
To be considered for one of our clerkships
2023 - 2024 Rotation Dates
How To Apply For A Clerkship
Every year, our program offers three $3000 scholarships to support underrepresented minority medical students who apply to complete a 4th year clerkship with us. This includes any underrepresented group in medicine, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status, first-generation college graduates, etc. If you are interested in applying, please complete the URiM section of the clerkship application.