The Bay Area

Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Core Site assignments are for year three only. Clerkship placement during year four is based solely on the site’s availability and approval. Students must follow the scheduling protocols outlined by the location and the Clinical Education Guidelines.

San Jose is the 10th largest city in the nation.  It sits in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, fifty minutes south of San Francisco.

The Bay Area

School Affiliations

  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Regional Medical Center of San Jose

  • Total Beds - 264
  • Admissions - 16,000
  • ER Visits - 90,000
  • Outpatient Visits - 18,000
  • Births - 700
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 2,800
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 2,200
  • Trauma Center - Yes (Level II)
  • DOs on Staff - 39
  • MDs on Staff - 609

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Behavioral Health (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Child and Adolescent Health (4 weeks) - Outpatient
  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Women's Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Emergency Medicine Selective (4 weeks) - Assigned by the site

This site schedules clinical experiences in 4-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • These are clinical experiences completed in addition to the third-year core clerkships.  The student may have some ability to choose from a list of available selective clerkships.  The Core Site determines the selective clerkships available based on the resources at the Core SiteIf applicable, selective opportunities will be communicated to students at the core site’s discretion after the match.

  • Selective clerkship opportunities are not available away from the Core Site during the third year.  Exceptions to this policy may occur for students officially enrolled in the Military and Global Health Tracks or completing third-year selective(s) away from the Core Site as part of the Specialty Track requirements.

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to computers, internet, lounge, medical records, phones and printers while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Not available at this time
  • Visiting Student Housing: Not available at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in didactics
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students may participate in OMT/OPP skills development during some clerkships

Unique Site Characteristics            

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV) required
  • Emergency Medicine selective required and assigned by core site
  • Global Track and Military Track students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Orientation is provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Speaking Korean, Spanish and/or Vietnamese is helpful
  • TB screening required annually (only two-step skin test or blood test accepted)
Once the Clerkship Site Match is finalized for your class, KCU Clinical Education will notify students when contacting clerkship sites directly is permitted.  

Contact Information

  • Contact Clinical Education
  • Site Contact: Megan Nguyen
  • KCU Regional Assistant Dean: Huy TT Nguyen, DO, FACOS
Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 2023-09-18