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Welcome to the Department of Medicine's Inpatient and Ambulatory Medicine Clerkships. We hope your experience with us is both challenging and rewarding.

To help you become familiar with our programs, we have assembled the following comprehensive orientation packets.

Inpatient Clerkship Packet »
Inpatient Clerkship students, please review the following materials:

Student Handbook (PDF)

  • Orientation Instructions and Requirements
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Preparing and Presenting a Case
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Junior Medicine Clerkship Curriculum

Grading Handbook and Oral Exam Protocol (PDF)

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Sample Evaluation Forms
  • Inpatient Medicine Grading
  • Oral Examination Protocol, Questions and Sample Evaluation Form
  • Clinical Evaluation Exercise
Clinical Vignettes Handbook (PDF)
Ambulatory Clerkship Packet »
Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship students, please review the following materials:

Student Handbook(PDF)

  • Goals and Introduction
  • Sample Day/Week
  • Sample Evaluation Forms
  • Ambulatory Care Patient Log

Ambulatory Medicine Seminars(PDF)

  • Objectives/Components/Schedules
  • Interviewing, Communication Skills, Physical Diagnosis and Decision-Making
  • Values and Ethics
  • Patient-Student Values Narrative
  • Ethics Discussion Instructions
  • Doctoring Rounds Schedule

Palliative Care Curriculum (PDF)

  • Palliative Care Assignments
  • Palliative Care Curriculum
  • Directions to VNA Hospice of Southern California

For information about a medical student externship, please consult the School of Medicine's Course Offerings Handbook.

If you have any questions about our clerkship programs, please contact:

Heather Hofmann, MD           
Clerkship Director
Phone: 714-456-5726