The 4th-year family medicine clerkship at Natividad is designed to prepare students for upcoming residency. The clerkship gives students valuable hands-on experiences, and students spend a significant amount of time with our current residents during Morning Report, education sessions, and patient care.
Each student’s schedule is designed to appeal to individual interests within a family medicine framework. A typical four-week student experience includes inpatient service, night float, and clinic experience.
Students attend two separate weekly education sessions. In the first session, faculty from Natividad and throughout California present clinical topics to our current residents. The second session is in keeping with our mission to provide comprehensive care within the context of the community. In this session, medical students are encouraged to explore the characteristics of the area and participate in weekly discussions about the effects of socio-psychological factors on health and health care.
We offer two to three spots per month to 4th-year students who speak Spanish and are dedicated to pursuing family medicine in rural areas. There are no designated start or end dates for these clerkships, so that different University clerkship schedules can be accommodated.
The Family Medicine Residency Program rents a beautiful three-bedroom apartment within a mile of the medical center that is available to visiting medical students. The house is fully furnished and equipped with the basic linens and appliances. A small rental fee is required.
For more information, call (831) 755-4383.