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4th Year Sub-Internships

Our program offers a four-week sub internship elective to qualified 4th year medical students. This family medicine 4 week experience is offered from August through February. The specific dates will be sent to you upon initial request regarding the sub-internship.

It is our goal to offer students a rotation that closely replicates the experience of a first year resident at Valley Family Medicine. To accomplish this goal students are scheduled in the family medicine clinic as an R-1 where they see patients independently.

In addition to the outpatient responsibilities the student is paired with an R3 on the combined inpatient medicine/pediatric service. The student takes call every third to fourth day (with a cap of three patients). The student manages these patients in conjunction with the resident team during the morning prior to afternoon clinic. An OB experience is available upon request.  Noontime didactics and R1 workshops are incorporated into the student’s schedule as well.

PLEASE NOTE: Valley Family Medicine does not sponsor Visas. Applicants must be US Citizens or have Permanent Resident status at the time of application.

Application to 4th Year Sub-Internship (FAMED 688)

Interested applicants need to contact Valley Family Medicine by email at familymedicine@Valleymed.org by the end of March, for the upcoming academic year.  All applications will be reviewed and responded to shortly after this deadline.  Please include the following in your correspondence:

  • Email address for regular communication regarding planning your rotation at VFM
  • Phone number
  • Rotation time(s) in order of preference
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Personal Statement (include goals for the rotation, why you are interested in family medicine, and why in particular you are interested in Valley Family Medicine)
  • Step I USMLE or COMLEX scores

Once this information is received, you will be contacted by email for further instruction.

Sub-Interns are vetted via the University of Washington, which requires documentation as outlined on their website for Visiting Students to UW.Some of these documents include:

  • Washington State Patrol Form
  • Verification of Malpractice Coverage

PLEASE NOTE: Because University of Washington vets any medical students doing a sub-internship with Valley Family Medicine, we must follow the university’s policies governing visiting medical students.  These policies allow for students from only US or Canadian medical schools.  Therefore, we cannot accept student sub-internship requests from those who attend other than US or Canadian medical schools.

3rd Year Clerkships

Third year clerkships at Valley Family Medicine are offered to only University of Washington third year medical students at this time.

Further inquiries regarding Sub-internships and third year clerkships at Valley Family Medicine may be directed to:

Valley Family Medicine – Clerkships
3915 Talbot Road So. #401
Renton, WA 98055
Fax number: 425-690-9718