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Medical Student

We look forward to having medical students do their clerkships with us each year. We have a great environment for learning, in 2016, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences recognized Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton with an Excellence in Teaching Award as the top Family Medicine clerkship in Navy Medicine. Most students who rotate with us make NHCP their top choice for Internship.

We offer 4 week clerkships in Family Medicine for third and fourth year students. The rotation consists of 3 weeks of outpatient and 1 week of inpatient medicine. You will also have opportunities to work in the active duty Sports Medicine Clinic, on the Labor Deck, and in the Emergency Department.

Due to the close proximity to the ocean, some motivated and enterprising students have learned to sail and surf. Most just enjoy the natural beauty of the area. We are close to many popular vacation attractions such as Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park and Legoland. Every year thousands of people pay to come and visit this area, but you can experience this for free (and get paid at the same time).

Medical students planning to apply for a PGY-1 position are highly encouraged to schedule a clerkship. If you are unable to make this happen, an in-person interview is required. We offer a full interview schedule that can include up to a whole day with our department and residents.


Please complete and submit this Clerkship Request Application, after which you will receive a confirmation letter with further information. Application HERE


Please contact our GME coordinators

GME Coordinators:
Sunshine Rhoads and Janell Bean
Sunshine.l.rhoads.civ@mail.mil
Janell.bean.civ@mail.mil

Family Medicine Department
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Box 555191
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5191
PHONE: 760-719-3675 FAX: 760-725-1101