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Medical Student Rotation

Clerkship and COVID update: As of June 14, 2021, we have removed our school restrictions in VSAS but we are still not able to accept international applications.

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.

At present, we are able to offer the following clerkship plans at the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency:

  • 2 weeks in ambulatory setting (Family Health Center and other associated outpatient experiences) + 2 weeks on inpatient medicine service.
  • 2 weeks in ambulatory setting (Family Health Center and other associated outpatient experiences) + 2 weeks on inpatient obstetrics service.

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.


  • July 26, 2021 to August 22, 2021
  • August 30, 2021 to September 26, 2021
  • September 27, 2021 to October 24, 2021
  • October 25, 2021 to November 21, 2021
  • November 22, 2021 to December 19, 2021
  • January 3, 2022 to January 30, 2022
  • February 28, 2022 to March 27, 2022
  • March 28, 2022 to April 24, 2022

View sample student schedules here. 

We are now accepted applications through VSAS and will begin reviewing May 1st.

(Last updated 6/11/2021)

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.