University of Southern California

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.


Office hours: 9:00 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

Kate Gibson, MD

Family Medicine Clerkship Director

Phone:  (323) 442-1325


Lena Kirakosian, MSN, FNP-C

Medical Student Educator, Family Medicine Clerkship

Phone: (323) 442-1325


Lucy Hernandez

Family Medicine Clerkship Coordinator

Phone: (323) 442-1325