Although housing is not provided by Kern Medical, ample housing is available in Bakersfield. (See listing) 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.
In Bakersfield, housing is probably not close enough to the hospital to walk, so it’s advisable to have a car. Also, some rotations are located away from campus, making a car a necessity.
Meals are provided to Residents while on duty.