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Medical Student Rotation

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.

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.

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.

All experiences include participation in resident didactics, weekly medical student case conferences and behavioral medicine conferences.

Our primary goal is to provide you with an outstanding clerkship experience, highlighting the breadth and depth of Family Medicine. Specific objectives will include:

In the ambulatory/outpatient settings, students will: Diagnose and manage at least 4 commonly encountered acute conditions in outpatient Family Medicine, include a broad and appropriate differential diagnosis relevant to at least ¾ of the patients seen during the rotation, and propose diagnostic and/or management plans for these patients, and accurately and concisely present a variety of ambulatory patients to the supervising resident and/or attending physician.

On inpatient medicine, students will: Diagnose and manage hospital inpatients with at least three different conditions, admit patients and suggest diagnostic evaluation and care plans daily on their patients, demonstrate competency in history-taking, physical examination, and differential diagnosis on hospital inpatients.

On inpatient obstetrics service, students will: Care for pregnant patients during labor and delivery, care for at least one patient with complicated pregnancy and/or labor, and round on postpartum patients and baby “couplets” after delivery.

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 VSLO Application System.


  • July 25, 2022 to August 19, 2022
  • August 29, 2022 to September 23, 2022
  • September 26, 2022 to October 21, 2022
  • October 24, 2022 to November 18, 2022
  • November 21, 2022 to December 16, 2022
  • January 9, 2023 to February 3, 2023
  • February 6, 2023 to March 4, 2023
  • March 6, 2023 to March 31, 2023
  • April 3, 2023 to April 28, 2023


(Last updated 3/10/2022)

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.