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Family Medicine Clerkship

The Family Medicine Clerkship was awarded the “Outstanding Required Clerkship Award” for 2008 and 2010.

This award is presented to the clerkship voted “most outstanding” by the graduating class!

The Family Medicine Clerkship is a 6 week ambulatory, primary care experience. Students work alongside their preceptors during all of their usual clinical activities in order to optimally experience the true nature of a family medicine practice. Because of this preceptorship experience, students often enjoy a close, collegial relationship with their preceptor and gain significant autonomy with their patients.

The first week is spent at the HSC campus in a variety of interactive and case-based activities, both in and out of the classroom. The next 4 1/2 weeks are spent in one of a variety of pre-approved, community-based practices of board-certified family physicians, located all across the U.S. Students return to the HSC campus for final activities and exams on the last Thursday and Friday of the rotation.

Students choose a preceptor from the list of established preceptors. Once they have decided on a preceptor, students should contact the clerkship coordinator as soon as possible since the most popular sites fill up quickly.


Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Family Medicine Clerkship

USC Keck School of Medicine

1975 Zonal Ave., KAM B33

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Tel: 323-442-1325 Fax: 323-442-3332

Theresa Woehrle, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Clerkship Director

Phone:  (323) 442-2439


Anne Walsh, PA-C, SCT(ASCP), MMSc

Medical Student Educator, Family Medicine Clerkship

Phone: (323) 442-1325


Lucy Hernandez

Family Medicine Clerkship Coordinator

Phone: (323) 442-1325


For a full list of contacts, including 4th years, residents, staff, attendings, USC alumni, and other community contacts who are willing to field questions, please visit the Family Medicine Clerkship Preceptors.