Elective Rotation: Rural rotation along the coast 1.5 hours from Sutter
Location: Gualala, CA
RCMS affords a very rural experience in a beautiful setting. You can work in their urgent care, which is a small 5 bed facility that has every level of acuity. It’s only labeled ‘urgent care’ in technicality (free-standing ERs are not permitted in CA, they must be associated with hospitals), but in practice it functions more like a small ER with patients frequently being airlifted to Memorial and Sutter. You can be as independent as you like with some opportunity for procedures (lac repairs, iv starts, splinting, etc)
If you’re looking for a rural emergency medicine or urgent care experience, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is nestled along the coast in the town of Gualala (about 1.5 hours from Sutter, Santa Rosa). This is a hands-on experience in a setting of limited resources. RCMS offers housing, so if you want a reason to be out along the coast for a week or two, it’s a great rotation opportunity. It’s definitely doable for elective selective or elective away. Let me know if you have more questions.