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Living Arrangements

Housing

Although housing is not provided by Kern Medical Center, ample housing is available in Bakersfield. A definite perk when considering Bakersfield is that the rental market is reasonable. A one or two bedroom apartment usually rents for $500 - $1000 per month. A lot of complexes also accept month-to-month contracts, alleviating the need for a lease.

Transportation

In Bakersfield, housing is probably not close enough to the hospital to walk so it’s advisable to have a car during the clerkship(s). Also, some off-campus rotations are located farther from campus, making a car a necessity.

Meals

Kern Medical Center does not provide meals to medical students; however, you may obtain meals at the KMC cafeteria at a 28% discounted rate.