Medical Student Rotation

Class of 2010Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, provides a four week Family Medicine elective for fourth year medical students.

Students are selected for one of two unique experiences: Ambulatory Medicine and Community Care and Adult Medicine Services.  All experiences include participation in resident didactics, weekly medical student case conferences and behavioral medicine conferences.

Ambulatory and Community Care is an outpatient experience with opportunities to care for patients in a variety of community settings including, individual continuity family medicine clinic, resident precepted clinics, one-on-one clinics with attending and community preceptors.  There are a variety of other experiences including but not limited to school based health care, Indian Health Services and Homeless clinics.

Adult Medicine Services is a sub-intern like experience working as a member of the inpatient team.  It includes daily didactics, hospital patient care and post hospital follow up clinic.

The clerkship is open to three students per block.  One slot is reserved for UCSF students; two slots are open to fourth year students in good standing at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.  

Students MUST have successfully completed clerkships in pediatrics and medicine, and are encouraged to have completed surgery and OB/GYN. 

UCSF students may enroll through the Dept. of Community and Family Medicine. All other students need to provide us with a completed application, official transcripts, and current CV in the templated format.

Spring Block:  May 8th - Jun 4th, 2017 (reserved for UCSF students)

Summer Block:  Jul 31st - Aug 27th, 2017

Fall Block 1:  Aug 28th - Sept 24th, 2017

Fall Block 2:  Sept 25th - Oct 22nd, 2017

Fall Block 3:  Oct 23rd - Nov 19th, 2017

Fall Block 4:  Nov 20th - Dec 17th, 2017

Winter Block 1:  Jan 8th - Feb 4th, 2018

Winter Block 2:  Feb 5th - Mar 4th, 2018

Winter Block 3:  Mar 5th - Apr 1st, 2018

Spring Block:  Apr 2nd - Apr 29th, 2018

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.   

→Download 2017-18 Clerkship application here.←

Download CV template here.

The clerkship is not a prerequisite for acceptance into the residency program.  It is recommended for any student, no matter what his or her future interests, who would like to have more exposure to family medicine in a community setting. View sample student schedules here. We do not currently accept international students for rotations but encourage international students to still apply for residency.


Please contact Cristina Vallejo, Education Coordinator, or (707) 583-8805.