We provide a four week Family Medicine elective for interested fourth year medical students.

Students are selected for a unique sub-internship that combines two weeks of inpatient adult medicine at O'Connor Hospital with two weeks of outpatient family medicine in a variety of community settings including the residency continuity clinic (the Family Health Center, part of the Indian Health Center) and one-on-one clinics in our faculty continuity clinic (Family Medicine Associates of San Jose, part of Stanford Health Care).  All experiences include participation in resident didactics, Balint groups and behavioral medicine conferences, journal clubs, case conferences, and resident-led chalk talks.

The elective rotation is open to up to four students per block.  Two slots are reserved for Stanford students, and two slots are open to fourth year students in good standing at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.  Occasionally, one slot (outpatient family medicine component only) is filled by a third year Stanford medical student on his or her Family Medicine core clerkship rotation. 

Our application cycle for 2019-2020 rotations closed on April 30. If you are interested in submitting an application past the April 30 deadline, please first contact us to inquire about availability. 

The elective rotation is not a prerequisite for acceptance into the residency program.  It is recommended for any student, no matter what his or her future interests, who would like to have more exposure to family medicine in a community setting. 


Please contact Diep Nguyen at diep.nguyen01@hhs.sccgov.org or (408) 283-7767.