Mission Statement

The mission of the Keck School of Medicine of USC Family Medicine Clerkship is to provide a unique learning environment for medical students to explore preventative, acute and chronic care for patients of all ages and understand the role of a family physician in comprehensive healthcare.

As a family physician, I love caring for patients at all stages of life to help keep them well and mange a wide variety of illnesses while having the opportunity to concentrate in my areas of interest. No matter what specialty you decide to pursue, you will find a piece of it in Family Medicine. The Family Medicine Clerkship offers the possibility of exciting and inspiring you on your path to becoming the doctor you want to be.

Katherine Gibson, MD

The Family Medicine Clerkship is a six week ambulatory, primary care experience. Students work alongside their preceptors during patient care activities.

Because of this unique experience students often enjoy a close, collegial relationship with their preceptors and gain significant autonomy with their patients.


Week 1: Orientation Week: on campus for a variety of interactive didactic sessions (days and times vary between rotations based on USC and faculty schedules)
Weeks 2-5: Students work full-time in a pre-approved family practice with board certified family physicians
Week 6: Students return to campus for a wrap-up session and final exams on the last Thursday and Friday of the rotation

Contact Us

Family Medicine Clerkship office hours
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday; evening appointments are available

Family Medicine Clerkship
USC Keck School of Medicine
1975 Zonal Ave., KAM B33
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(323) 442-1325
Fax: (323) 442-3332

Katherine Gibson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Clerkship Director
(323) 442-1325

Lena Kirakosian, FNP-C, MSN
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine
Medical Student Educator
(323) 442-1325

Olympia Kabobel, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Clerkship Director
Katherine Joseph, BMBS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Assistant Clerkship Director

Kasey Iverson
Clerkship Program Coordinator
(323) 442-1325