Medical Student Rotations

We offer Inpatient elective rotations for fourth year students attending LCME and AOA accredited medical schools.

St. Mary’s has a student affiliation agreement with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and California Northstate School of Medicine. Most ward teams have 1-2 third-year medical students and an MS4 sub-intern at any given time.

1. Pulmonary Medicine

Fourth-year elective designed to introduce students to evaluation and management of patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases.

2.  Internal Medicine Sub-Internship

Fourth-year elective (4-week minimum) @ St. Mary's Medical Center with a focus on inpatient management of patients admitted to the UCSF hospitalist teaching service at St. Mary’s.

3. Critical Care Medicine MS4 elective rotation in the ICU                                                                   

Focused on the management of medical, surgical and cardiac ICU patients 

How To Apply

St. Mary’s Sub-Internships: follow instructions for applying online:

If you are currently a 4th year medical student interested in applying for a sub-internship in the Department of Medicine please be advised that a partial application (send only those documents listed below) must be submitted to the Internal Medicine Residency Coordinator at least 3 months in advance of requested timeframe. Applications for clerkships are subject to approval based on criteria and availability.

The Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine requires a minimum of 4-weeks. At the conclusion of four weeks we provide your student affairs coordinator with a completed evaluation by the attending and team resident. During a Sub-Internship students function as an integral member of a ward team and are expected to carry responsibilities similar to interns: patient care, on-call duty, pager-response, lectures, Morning Report, Noon Curriculum conferences and Grand Rounds. Students are provided complimentary lunch and on-call meals and are welcome to use the Residents’ Lounge.

We do not provide students with lodging, stipends, health insurance, liability insurance, lab coats, laundry service, or parking. Parking is available in the hospital’s main garage for a daily fee and street parking is available. Students are required to demonstrate they received training in HIPAA through their school, and must provide proof that their school covers them for malpractice insurance.

Students must bring their school photo ID badge and are provided with hospital scrubs and PPE to be worn at all times or as indicated. An attestation of satisfactory background investigation will be requested by our department and must be completed by the student’s medical school. 

Please include the following documents only when applying:

  1. Current CV
  2. Half-page summary describing your specific interest in Internal Medicine,  including your reasons for wanting to participate in an elective rotation at St Mary’s Medical Center.
  3. Reference letter from faculty (physician) who supervised you during your third-year medicine rotation (on letterhead and signed).
  4. List all volunteer work you have done working with the underserved.
  5. USMLE Step 1 Score (or COMLEX equivalent)

Attachment A - Student Information Page
Attachment B (section I only) - please do not complete Section II at this time
Attachment C - Medical Student Contact Information

Send the above requested documents to: 

Kathy Banks, Residency Coordinator
Internal Medicine Residency, SMMC
Email: [email protected]   

Following approval of applications student will receive an email tentatively confirming rotation dates and requesting additional documentation, i.e. the complete Application to include Attachment B, Section II: a letter from the your Dean or authorized school official (on letterhead w/contact #s) approving your rotation/dates.

Review of complete application will commence registration/ final confirmation of rotation dates; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please note we require an AAMC Uniform Affiliation Agreement with your school prior to beginning a rotation.

 Please be advised that our Medical Center does not offer observerships or externships.