Participation in our fourth year Sub-Internships provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the practice of family medicine at John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Each rotation consists of a four-week block during which you will work with experienced and enthusiastic physicians in the ambulatory or inpatient settings.

We offer three Sub-Internships per block: two in our family medicine clinic and one inpatient sub-internship at John Muir Medical Center in Concord.

    "Overall I am blown away and very impressed by this residency program. I think you all designed and created a great place to flourish as a family medicine resident. The environment is one where everyone can feel comfortable being themselves, making mistakes, asking for help, having fun together, and ultimately helping patients overcome their illnesses. I'm looking forward to the interview!"

                                                                                                                                               Sabri Kilic,  MS4 Touro 

    "It was an all-rounded experience with diverse patients and their visit reasons. Every single member that cares for the patients works efficiently and respectively altogether."

                                                                                                                                      Tam Du, MS4 UC Riverside                 

We offer two exceptional sub-internship experiences:

Team Based Care

This four-week ambulatory sub-internship allows medical clerks to become full members of our inter-professional team. Clerks will see a panel of patients, make pre-visit and post-visit assessments, consult and provide collaborative care with other members of the team, as well as participate in faculty-lead workshops. Our Family Medicine Residency Practice uses “The 10 Building Blocks of High Performance Primary Care” to frame the medical student’s experience, and provides sub-internship mentors and coaches to ensure a positive and valuable educational experience.

    "The people I worked with were the highlight of my rotation. Every physician, MA, and other staff I worked with were amazing people who were so kind. Everyone took an interest in me. Physicians took an interest in teaching me. I always felt part of the team. Another highlight for me was working at the mobile health, where I met amazing people and got to be involved in treating patients of low SES, which is very important to me!"

                                                                                                               Kyle Snook, MS4 Rocky Vista University 

    "Excellent preceptors and residents. Friendly and well-coming staff. Everyone at John Muir made me feel welcomed and part of the team. During this rotation I was able to improve my clinical skills, my medical knowledge and my efficiency in the clinic."

                                                                                                           Svtilana Eckmann, MS4 Touro University


Inpatient Medicine Sub-Internship

This four-week sub-internship focuses on inpatient and transitional care management of hospitalized patients. Students will act as the primary caretaker of their patients following them from admission through their hospitalization as well as an emphasis on the discharge process. The rotation will occur at John Muir Medical Center, Concord campus and does include a standard six-day week with weekend rounding responsibilities. Similar to our residents' schedules, sub-interns will also see patients in the family medicine residency clinic on Thursday mornings. The sub-internship is taught and supervised by highly experienced internal medicine and family medicine faculty. Students will be given ample opportunity to manage acute care conditions in a supportive and highly effective hospital system.

    "My inpatient experience was great. There was a lot of independence which gave me the opportunity to     interact with different teams and specialists in the hospital. I liked the ability to see the patient on my own,     present the patient to the attending and get feedback on my plan. You get a diverse patient population to     learn from. Everyone is eager to teach and there is a focus on the patient's whole health. There's a ton of     learning opportunities and you might find yourself learning without knowing it!"

                                                                                                                           Erica Yeo, MS4 Lake Erie College

    "I had such a fantastic experience at John Muir! I felt so supported throughout the entire rotation. Everyone was so kind and always checked in on me and it made me so excited to come in everyday!"

                                                                                                               Megan Kerstien, MS4 Drexel University


Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for one of our Sub-Internships

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a LCME or AOA accredited US or Canadian medical school
  • Have successful completed USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 with a passing score
  • Have completed most of the third-year core rotations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn and Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine
  • Provide proof of current immunizations
  • Provide completed Sub-Internship Application
  • Submit Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2024 - 2025 Rotation Dates

Block 1:                     July 29 – August 23, 2024
Block 2:                     August 26 – September 20, 2024
Block 3:                     September 23 – October 18, 2024
Block 4:                     October 21 – November 15, 2024
Block 5:                     November 18 – December 13, 2024
Block 6:                     January 13, 2025 to February 7, 2025

How To Apply For A Sub-Internship

  • Download and complete Sub-Internship Application
  • Submit completed application and curriculum vitae (CV) via email
  • For questions regarding our sub-internship program, contact us
  • We accept applications on a rolling basis. Once Sub-Internships are filled for the year, we do continue to accept applications for our waitlist.
Scholarship Opportunities


We are pleased to be able to offer each Sub-I a stipend of $3,000 for their four-week rotation. 

If selected to complete a rotation with John Muir Health the following scholarships are also available: 

Quality Improvement and Academic Medicine Scholarship: 

At John Muir Health FMRP, we encourage our residents to innovate and pursue their clinical passions. This scholarship is intended to support medical students who wish to research a clinical area of interest while rotating with us. To apply for this scholarship, please submit a brief one to two page quality improvement or clinical research project proposal. After your submission, your proposal will be reviewed by faculty, and upon receipt of the scholarship, you will be matched with a faculty mentor with similar subject interests. *Project-oriented

Mulvaney Community Scholarship: 

Please submit a concise, one to two page, community medicine project proposal that you will complete and present at the end of your sub-internship. Please note - We value local community medicine projects (click to see our residency community partners and JMH community partners). After your submission, your proposal will be reviewed by our faculty leads in vulnerable population health and our community health partners (JMH is a nonprofit system). Consider submitting your proposal early. In cases where a similar project has been recently conducted, we may ask you to resubmit. *Project-oriented

URiM Scholarships:

To be considered for one of our Under-Represented in Medicine (URiM) Scholarships you must self-identify as being part of one of the following underrepresented groups in medicine: racial or ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, disability, low socioeconomic status, or first-generation to college. Please write a 1-page essay that describes your experiences in community medicine and health equity, how they relate to your long term-career goals, and how you plan to use your experience to improve the health of your patients and community. URiM scholars will be invited to DEIA committee meetings while they are here.