Kaiser Permanente Medical Preceptorship Program (Spring Break 2017)

Overview of the Program

The preceptorship program is designed for pre-medical students with at least junior standing and an interest in learning more about the field of General Medicine. Each student will be paired with a faculty mentor at Kaiser Permanente (West Los Angeles). Students will shadow physicians in five different Kaiser Permanente departments during spring break 2017.

The program is co-sponsored by the USC Office of Undergraduate Programs and Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles (WLA). The program’s goal is to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the art of general medicine and to help them gain familiarity with the health issues facing underserved communities. Some of Kaiser Permanente’s departments included in the program will be Pediatrics, Diagnostic Imaging, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery. Students will also have an opportunity to attend other meetings TBA each day of the program. A more specific list of topics will be announced at a later date.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment at USC in a pre-medical undergraduate curriculum during Spring 2017 as a full-time student with junior or senior standing (64 or more total units completed)
  • Emotional maturity to participate in the program and agreement to abide by institutional rules
  • Commitment to spend the required time each day to shadow physicians during spring break
  • Access to transportation between USC and Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles

Selected candidates must make an appointment to meet with a Kaiser Permanente representative several weeks prior to attending the program to complete required forms and to be issued ID badges. In addition, all students must show documentation to Kaiser Permanente (WLA) of having received their immunizations including MMR and influenza vaccine and TB skin testing before participating in the program.

Application Process

  • Completion of the Medical Preceptorship Application
  • Submission form includes a one-page résumé and a short personal statement (1200 words or less) describing motivation for participating in the program

Timeline

  • Completed applications should be submitted online by Tuesday, January 31.
  • Decisions will be announced Friday, February 3.
  • A more detailed list of topics will be announced for participants during the beginning of March.
  • Participants will shadow physicians in various rotations TBA.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Kaiser Permanente WLA’s Medical Preceptorship Program, please feel free to contact Dr. David Glasgow at (dglasgow@usc.edu) or Dr. Jeanne Herman at (jaherman@usc.edu).