Medical Student Clerkships

​Course Description

The Family Medicine Center offers a four-week, ambulatory-based clerkship for fourth year U.S. medical students interested in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Adventist Health Glendale, as well as a third year, core outpatient family medicine rotation for medical students from UCLA, USC and Loma Linda University. Clerkship opportunities are not available for international medical students/graduates at this time.

The clerkship emphasizes preventive care for all ages with a focus on health for the underserved in a multicultural city. Students will see patients with faculty/residents and independently (under the supervision of the faculty/residents) at the Family Medicine Center. Additionally, there is a daily didactic conference series in which clerkship students are expected to participate.


  • Gain experience in an outpatient family medicine setting.
  • Assess patients through urgent care, chronic disease management, comprehensive physical exams and the medical home in the Family Medicine Center.
  • Learn how to use electronic medical records and how to document office visits appropriately.

How to Apply

Please email the following application materials to Eliz Baltayan at at least eight weeks prior to the desired start of the rotation:

  • Personal statement answering the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in family medicine?
    • Why are you interested in AHGL?
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX board scores
  • Curriculum vitae (please make sure to include any language fluency)
  • Preferred rotation dates (please list top 3 choices with date ranges)

Note: Rotations are in high demand and fill up quickly; they are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and at the discretion of the faculty