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Santa Clara Internal Medicine Advanced Clinical Clerkships

The Santa Clara Medical Center offers a dynamic academic clinical clerkship program. As the largest Kaiser Hospital in the greater Bay Area, and a Stanford core clinical teaching site, we offer an exceptional clinical experience for the 4th year medical student. Rotations are available in Internal Medicine Wards, Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology and Cardiology for 4 weeks blocks. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet our faculty, view our state of the art medical center, and learn about our quality teaching program. In addition to daily conferences, all sub-interns will meet weekly with a Program Director for clinical teaching sessions.

Internal Medicine

We welcome 4th year students as sub-interns on our Internal Medicine wards. A medicine rotation at Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center offers an opportunity to learn, diagnose, and treat a variety of medical pathology. Ward teams consist of a teaching Hospitalist, a senior resident, interns, and both a 3rd and a 4th year medical student. Sub-interns are encouraged to carry up to 4 – 5 patients independently. There is ample opportunity to attend morning reports and daily noon conferences.

"Being able to do a sub-I at Kaiser was invaluable! I was able to see diverse, complex patients in an environment that was challenging, supportive, and encouraging "

MS IV
UC Davis SAOM 2012

Critical Care Medicine

We encourage you to consider our outstanding rotation for sub-interns in Critical Care Medicine. Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center supports a 20 bed medical and surgical ICU. Additionally there is a 10 bed cardiovascular ICU. The intensive care units at our medical center function largely as closed units and are staffed with full time Intensivists (with backgrounds in Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pulmonary Medicine). Sub-interns will be assigned to an ICU team consisting of a senior resident and interns. Daily bedside teaching rounds, procedures, and didactics are among the many learning opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you.

"I found the ICU clerkship at Kaiser Santa Clara to be both fun and challenging. I was expected daily to provide differentials and appropriate ‘first steps’. I found the Attending physicians both demanding of excellence and very supportive and nurturing. The didactics were relevant, and I was able to complete many procedures. It was among the best rotations of my medical school experience. "

MS IV
Iowa COM 2012

Nephrology

We are pleased to announce a new elective rotation in Nephrology for 4th year medical students. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Staff Nephrologist and senior resident on hospital based consults and follow ups, hemodialysis rounds, ICU rounds for management of CRRT, and microscopic analysis. Besides daily didactics, there is ample opportunity to attend morning reports and daily noon conferences. Sub-interns will also meet weekly with a Program Director for clinical teaching sessions.

Cardiology

4th year medical students now have the opportunity to rotate on our Cardiology Service. Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center provides cardiovascular services in General Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Students will work with a Staff Cardiologist and senior resident on the consult service. There is ample opportunity to learn about stress testing, EKG interpretation, cardiac echo, cardiac catheterization with intervention, and general cardiovascular medicine. In addition daily conferences, students will attend a weekly cath conference. Sub-interns will also meet weekly with a Program Director for clinical teaching sessions.

We hope you choose to rotate with us and we look forward to meeting you.

Requesting a Clerkship at Santa Clara

To apply to one of our 4th year medical student clerkship rotations you will need to complete our one page 4th year medical student clerkship application form (pdf) and submit required documentation listed at the bottom of the application.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please see General Policies and Information.

For information regarding clerkships, please contact Susan Krause, GME Coordinator at (408) 851-3836 or e-mail her at susan.krause@kp.org.