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If you are considering a clerkship, our programs can provide you with valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity to explore individual areas of interest while you build your medical career. Learn more below about elective, third- and fourth-year, and summer clerkships.

Download a program brochure and application

Elective Clerkships

Our family medicine residency includes several outstanding elective clerkship options, which are tailored to your individual goals and objectives. Our clerkship program provides solid practical experiences to support your medical training, while allowing you the flexibility to investigate certain areas in which you are most interested. Some of the many hands-on learning opportunities include:

  • Assistance with labor and delivery
  • Casting/splinting
  • Cervical cultures
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • EKG testing and interpretation
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Evaluation and treatment of common outpatient problems
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Geriatrics
  • IUD insertion
  • Minor surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Non-stress test
  • OB ultrasound
  • Osteopathic manipulative therapy
  • Pap smears
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal care
  • Preventive medicine
  • Pulmonary function
  • Repairing lacerations
  • Routine immunizations
  • Sports medicine
  • Throat cultures
  • Tympanometry

Third- and Fourth-Year Clerkships

Excellent clerkship opportunities are available to third- and fourth-year medical students. Some of the benefits of participating in our program include opportunities to:

  • Develop enhanced ambulatory, clinical and procedural skills
  • Evaluate and assist in overall patient care management
  • Get hands-on experience in a wide array of clinical areas
  • Learn from educationally focused outpatient and inpatient opportunities
  • Receive direct supervision by a family medicine preceptor
  • Work extensively in Toledo Hospital, named Consumer Choice Award winner by residents of Greater Toledo for 15 consecutive years

Summer Clerkships

Summer clerkships are available for students from medical schools accredited by the ACGME and AOA. These offer opportunities to:

  • Be involved in day-to-day patient care
  • Develop history and physical examination skills
  • Observe and assist in a variety of clinical procedures
  • Work extensively in Toledo Hospital, named Consumer Choice Award winner by residents of Greater Toledo for 15 consecutive years

The deadline to apply for a summer clerkship is May 1.

Learn More

Clerkships are traditionally one month in duration; however, two-week clerkships may be available for special circumstances. A stipend, complimentary lodging and meals may be available.

For more information and an application, please view and print our brochure.


All applications must be accompanied by a letter of good standing from the medical school dean, and proof of liability/malpractice insurance.

To apply, please fill out and mail the application in the brochure, or contact:

Christine Miller
Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency
WW Knight Family Medicine Center
2100 W. Central Ave.
Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43606


Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency