Family Medicine Clerkship
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