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Core Clerkships

  • Overview
  • Stanford
  • UC Davis
  • UCSF
  • UCSF-Fresno
  • Touro University

Kaiser Permanente Northern California provides core clerkship training to students from medical schools throughout the region, including:

  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • UC Davis School of Medicine
  • UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • UCSF-Fresno School of Medicine
  • Touro University

Longitudinal Clerkship Programs

Kaiser Permenante has developed longitudinal clerkships that give third year medical students the opportunity to spend one year working closely with patients to provide comprehensive medical care over time.


Stanford Medical School


UC Davis School of Medicine


UC San Francisco School of Medicine

UCSF medical students can choose to do their 6-week core clerkship in Ob/Gyn at Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center or Kaiser Permanente San Francsico. Further information can be found on UCSF iRocket Guide to the Clinical Years.

The Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC) at Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center is a one-year program for third-year UCSF medical students. This longitudinal clerkship offers 8 UCSF students an opportunity to train within the nonprofit, integrated, managed care system that is often viewed as the health care model for the future.

UCSF-Fresno School of Medicine

Third year medical students from UCSF-Fresno can participate in a four week Neurology clerkship that takes place primarily at the VA with some time spent also at Community Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fresno, and the Alzheimer Disease Center. The rotation emphasizes the approach to the Neurologic patient through history and exam and then the analysis of a case and its management. This takes place in both outpatient and in patient settings. Each patient is gone over with one of the core faculty (four at the VA and two at CRMC).  There are clinics in covering geriatric Neurology, Movement disorders, general Neurology, and neuromuscular patients. At CRMC there is a stroke unit. There is also exposure to Brain Cutting, Neuroradiology, and cognitive Neuropsycholgy through special sessions. Teaching is accomplished in addition through review of vignettes and in didactic teaching sessions. The students are expected to write notes on the cases they see which will be in the chart of the patient and the notes will be reviewed by faculty. One afternoon a week is spent with Psychiatry as part of the continuity experience.  All faculty are strongly committed to teaching.

Touro University School of Medicine

Touro University medical students are invited to participate in a 3rd year longitudinal program, in which they spend one year at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa.