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Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital Medical Student Rotations

Medical student rotations in a variety of medical specialties

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Medical student rotations in a variety of medical specialties

Scripps Health is annually named one of the best health care systems in the country, among U.S. News and World Report's Top Hospitals and Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Scripps’ La Jolla hospitals have combined 600 inpatient beds, 83 ICU beds, 90,000 annual ER/urgent care visits, Level I trauma, maternal fetal medicine, a center for liver disease, San Diego’s MD Anderson Cancer enter, bone marrow and organ transplant, integrative medicine/cardiology, obesity management, and percutaneous cardio-, neuro- and peripheral revascularization.


In this setting, we invite medical students to rotate as internal medicine sub-interns or on specialty services detailed below as they consider their clinical career choices and the possibility of continued training as a member of one of our residency or fellowship programs. Applicants needing financial assistance should include a paragraph requesting up to $2,000 for travel and living expenses, reimbursed for time spent as members of these Scripps Health clinical teams.

Medical student rotation opportunities

Rheumatology clerkship

The Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital Division of Rheumatology offers an intensive outpatient-based assignment in a group of our satellite sites for 4th year medical students who wish to gain an in-depth educational experience in the management and treatment of rheumatologic conditions.


Students will attend clinic with a variety of faculty members including our Program Director, Associate Program Director, and Division Head. Outpatient management will include both new consultations and follow-up patients with a variety of rheumatologic diagnoses and will include participation in procedural rheumatology such as bedside ultrasound, intraarticular and soft tissue injections as well as review of bone densitometry/DEXA reports. 


Interaction with and learning from our rheumatology fellows will be a critical component of the rotation. Students may have the opportunity to participate in inpatient rheumatology rounds with an attending and fellow. Attendance at weekly Tuesday didactic conferences as well as Board Review, Radiology Rounds and Interdisciplinary Conferences is required.


This is generally a 5-day per week assignment.

Apply now

To apply, please use our online application.


For questions, please contact medstudentrotations@scrippshealth.org.


Applications will be reviewed. Students will be notified if rotation request is approved. We do not offer observerships for these rotations.