Student Clerkships

Clerkships, Visiting Rotations, and Sub-Internships

Each year we begin accepting applications in January. Your application will be acknowledged on receipt. Our faculty and chief residents meet in March to review the applications and to prepare the medical student calendar for the coming academic year, and we respond to the clerkship applications in early April. Fourth-year rotations are booked July through February for students interested in careers in family medicine. We work in concert with Long Beach Memorial’s GME office, so keep in mind it may take up to two months for your file to be processed and for you to receive clearance for at-home training in our EMR.

We are student-friendly and have much to offer. Most sub-interns spend three weeks in outpatient and one week on inpatient, but we can divide outpatient and inpatient equally. We can offer a sub-internship solely in inpatient only in February. We will limit inpatient exposure in July as our new interns transition. The schedule for outpatient is Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Outpatient weeks have no call or weekend duty. There is also no weekend duty on inpatient, but we do offer at least one night of call so that you can experience call at our residency program.

Besides seeing patients in the office or hospital settings, we encourage students to get involved in our community activities which include:

  • Involvement with our Sports Medicine Fellowship, which includes participating in seasonal sports, such as high school football. Students are invited to participate in sports physicals and are invited to attend Sports Medicine Clinic at times visiting residents are not present. There also may be involvement in organized sports activities – professional or community – that arise while students are here.
  • “DOC IS IN” Since 1996 our residents have participated in an outreach program at Jordan High School, which has a medical magnet program.
  • TAR WARS – This AAFP sponsored anti-smoking and tobacco program is geared to 5th Grade classrooms. Our students join residents for these fun and interactive lectures
  • Diabetes Group – We have a monthly group visits for our diabetic patients, led by designated residents.
  • Neighborhood M.E.D. – Our residents are mentors for undergraduate students at California State University Long Beach. They have designed a curriculum for the students exposing them to clinical medicine and mentoring them in their pursuit of vocations in health care.
  • Pathways – Long Beach Memorial has joined this national outreach program for high school students and has opened its doors to students from the Long Beach Unified School District. Our residents and students participate in teaching students at our state-of-the art simulation center.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for 4th year students from ACGME-approved schools within the United States. You application should include:

  • The completed Clerkship Application form (download here)
  • Your statement of interest in Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine (download here). It is also fine to send an email to Cynthia (cneal@memorialcare.org) with a brief description of your interest. Either the form or email will be included in your file.
  • A photocopy of your transcript (does not need to be official)
  • A copy of your USMLE or COMLEX transcript (does not need to be official)
  • A digital photograph of you
  • A copy of your immunization record including recent TB screening
  • During influenza season proof of your recent flu shot,/li>
  • A copy of your health insurance card
  • A letter from your school indicating you are recommended and covered by health and malpractice insurance. This is more of a letter of good standing rather than a detailed letter.
  • A copy of your school’s student evaluation form

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call 562-933-0063. You may scan all of the above to cneal@memorialcare.org (Cynthia Neal – Residency Coordinator) – or you may snail mail it to:

Cynthia Neal
Residency Coordinator
Family Medicine
450 E. Spring Street, Suite 1
Long Beach, CA 90806

Please be advised that at this time we are not accepting applications through VSAS.

If your rotation is approved, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by a communication from our Graduate Medical Education office giving you access to train on our electronic medical records system prior to your rotation. You will also be required to take our hospital’s online HIPAA course.

We have met many of our current residents during their sub-internships with us and look forward to meeting you.