We offer a wide range of Internal Medicine and Surgery Clerkships throughout
our calendar year beginning in August and ending in May. Students work
under the direct supervision of the attending physician, as well as the
Please note: unfortunately we do not accept international medical students
for any of our clerkship program.
The application period for our Clerkships opens May 1st, 2017 and closes
December 31st, 2018.
If you have any additional questions about the Clerkship Programs, please
send us an
Internal Medicine Clerkship
We accept third and fourth year medical students from Keck/USC for participation
in our Internal Medicine rotation.
Clerkships offered to fourth year medical students from U.S. Medical schools are:
General Surgery Clerkship
The surgical clerkship for fourth year medical students at Huntington Hospital
offers a broad exposure in the practice of general surgery as practiced
in a large community hospital. There is opportunity also to visit the
offices of the surgeons, so that continuity of care in the pre-hospital
and post-hospital setting can be observed, as well as care in the hospital.
The clerkship would be helpful for a student trying to make up his/her
mind regarding a career choice. Also, would be very helpful for a student
trying to decide upon resident training in surgery in a program based
in a large community hospital affiliated with a medical school.
- Clerks are assigned to a general surgery service under the immediate direction
of a resident.
- He or she will function as a clerk, but as part of the resident team caring
for the patient.
- There will be opportunity to do histories and physical examination on the
preoperative patients, to participate in operation, and to follow the
patients after surgery. The clerk can expect to see all the common general
surgical procedures in a one-month rotation.
- Clerks will take on-call rotation in association with the resident. During
these calls, the clerk will see all the common emergencies seen by the
general surgeon, and also common trauma patients cared for by the general
surgeon. Huntington Hospital is a Level II trauma hospital in the LA County
- The clerk will also participate in all the educational conferences for
the residents and may even be required to make a case presentation at