The Dolhun Clinic Internship is a highly selective, paid pre-medical internship program founded in 2005 as a part of the Dolhun Clinic, a private practice located in the heart of San Francisco. Interns are prepared for medical school and a career in medicine through direct clinical experience and research, case presentations, and one-on-one mentorship. Our unique, hands-on medical internship program emphasizes compassionate, individualized patient care through the blending of the science and art of medicine.

Graduates of this program have gone into a variety of specialties including family medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases.

Through this rigorous program, interns have the opportunity to:

  • Learn every aspect of running a primary care clinic.
  • Work directly with patients on a daily basis.
  • Complete local and international community service.
  • Shadow with specialists in many fields of medicine.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed medical journals.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Compassion.
  • Professionalism.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Effective teamwork in a fast-paced environment.

Current Interns

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Tyler Kirchberg

Intern from 2018 to present.

Tyler began his internship with the Dolhun Clinic after completing his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Brown University. At Brown, he was a member of the men's water polo team for four years and was named an ACWPC (Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches) All-American.

Tyler enjoys swimming, skiing, mountain biking, cooking, and reading.


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Emilie Biondi

Intern from 2018 to present.

Emilie began her internship with the Dolhun Clinic after completing her Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, she was the President and Founder of The Book Club of Berkeley.

Emilie enjoys drawing and writing poetry.


Past Interns

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Lucas Weiser

Intern from 2017 to 2018.

Lucas began his internship with the Dolhun Clinic after completing his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry at Brown University. At Brown, he was a member of the men's water polo team for four years and was named player of the year for the Northeast Division.

Lucas is attending the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Lucas enjoys playing guitar and exploring San Francisco.


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Andrew Antes

Intern from 2015 to 2018.

Andrew began his internship with the Dolhun Clinic after completing his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the University of San Francisco. While in college, he acted as Production Manager and Tech Director of the USF Theater for three years. 

During his internship, he participated in humanitarian trips to Ecuador and Greece and published a case study with Dr. Dolhun in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Andrew is attending the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Andrew enjoys running and writing.


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Jean Pierre Valette, MD

Dr. Valette graduated from the Dolhun Clinic Internship in 2012.

JP graduated Wesleyan University in 2010 and was a member of the swimming and diving team. 

Dr. Valette received his medical degree at UC San Diego, where he is completing a residency in Family Medicine.


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Angela Venturelli, MD

Dr. Venturelli graduated from the Dolhun Clinic Internship in 2006.

She received her medical degree from UC Davis Medical School, completed her Pediatrics Residency at the Oakland Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Venturelli is a practicing Pediatrician in Oakland, California.


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Justin Conway, MD

Dr. Conway graduated from the Dolhun Clinic Internship in 2008.

Justin graduated from Princeton University and was a member of the Basketball team, where he was named to the first-team ESPN academic all-district team. Justin received his medical degree at the University of Michigan, and completed his residency in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.

Dr. Conway practices Sports Medicine in New York.


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Jenny Aronson, MD

Dr. Aronson graduated from the Dolhun Clinic Internship in 2006.

She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Aronson is a fellow in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.