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Medical Student Rotation

Attention: Due to the rising cases of COVID in the county, we will be not hosting students through September 2020 and we are sorry to inform you that we will only be able to accept a limited number of visiting students, from a limited number of medical schools. At present, we will be accepting students only from the following medical schools: • UCSF • UC Davis • Touro University College of osteopathic Medicine • Stanford • California Northstate University College of Medicine

Santa 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 4th 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,  and 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, 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. At this time, we are not set up to accommodate foreign/international medical students.

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, current CV, any USMLE/COMLEX scores, and a short personal statement through VSAS/VSLO.


*Following the VSAS suspension due to COVID, we will begin reviewing applications the week of May 25th and will begin notifying students as soon as possible with an offer or declination. Thank you for your patience.*


  • September 28, 2020 to October 25, 2020
  • October 26, 2020 to November 22, 2020
  • November 23, 2020 to December 20, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 to January 31, 2021
  • February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021
  • March 1, 2021 to March 28, 2021
  • March 29, 2021 to April 25, 2021

View sample student schedules here. 

CLICK HERE to apply through VSLO.

(Last updated 8/18/2020)

The Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency receives a large number of applications from students hoping to attend our program for residents. Although we are unable to guarantee an interview for all students who complete a 4th year elective (sub-internship) here, we are excited to have you rotate with us. We endeavor to provide you with an outstanding educational experience regardless of what specialty you choose or where you match.


Please contact Cristina McCoy, Education Coordinator, VallejC1@sutterhealth.org or (707) 583-8805.