Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine and the medical student rotation at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center!

This four-week elective is open to all third and fourth-year medical students at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. The faculty at the Kaiser Permanente, San Diego are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for medical students.

Under the direct supervision of Board Certified Emergency Medicine faculty, students will rotate in the largest and busiest Emergency Department in San Diego County. The student will function as an integral member of the treatment team.

Students will have the opportunity to rotate through our state of the art simulation center. At the San Diego Simulation Center of Excellence, students will practice ACLS and PALS protocols and fine-tune their skills in airway and vascular management.

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Course Goals & Objectives

  • Develop skills to multi-task and prioritize patient care.

  • Learn to diagnose and manage urgent and emergent conditions.

  • Improve ability to assess undifferentiated patients.

  • Obtain problem-focused history and physical examination,

  • Present history and physical in a concise & orderly manner.

  • Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis.

  • Interpret results of common diagnostics and tests.

  • Develop an evaluation and management plan.

  • Perform basic procedural skills.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with patients and staff.

Application Requirements

  • Medical Students must submit their application in its entirety through VSAS. Our program can be found under Kaiser SCAL – San Diego.

  • Applications accepted as of March 1.

  • Applications will be reviewed between March 1 – April 20 for preferential consideration.

Clerkship Director:
Donald Mebust, MD
Kaiser Permanente Dept. of Emergency Medicine
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego CA 92120

Clerkship Contact:
Kito Bryant, MPA
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego CA 92120