Curriculum

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is part of the Transforming Teaching Practices study administered by the UCSF. Care delivered at our Family Healthcare Center is consistent with the 10+3 Building Blocks of High Performing Academic Primary Care and the “Clinic First” initiative representing the most current and innovative models of practice redesign. 

The clinic schedule represents a 3:1/2:2 X+Y, predictable model. PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents benefit from three weeks of uninterrupted rotation experience followed by one week of dedicated, focused ambulatory family medicine.  Ambulatory training becomes the priority in the PGY-3 year when residents alternate two weeks of rotation experience with an equal two weeks of time in the outpatient family medicine office. 

As compared to a traditional approach where office hours and outside rotations are a daily mixture, this predictable scheduling model creates benefits including enhanced productivity, improved continuity of care, and reduced fragmentation of outside rotations. Our Team-Based Care structure including physicians, nurses and administrative support staff is strengthened.

First Year

Family Medicine Outpatient 12 weeks
Family Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks
Pediatrics Inpatient 6 weeks
Night Float 6 weeks
Obstetrics 2 weeks
Cardiology 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 weeks
Orthopedics/ PM&R 2 weeks
Surgery 2 weeks
Pediatrics Outpatient 1 week
Behavioral Medicine 1 week
Psychiatry 1 week
Critical Care - IMU 1 week
AEIOU 1 week
Radiology 1 week
Vacation 2 weeks
Total 48 weeks

Second Year

Family Medicine Outpatient 12 weeks  
Family Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks
Pediatrics Inpatient 6 weeks
Night Float 4 weeks
Obstetrics/ Maternal Health 2 weeks
NICU 2 weeks
ICU 2 weeks
Sports Medicine 2 weeks
Neurology 1 week
Pediatrics Outpatient 1 week
Behavioral Medicine 1 week
Addiction Medicine - Caron 1 week
Geriatrics 1 week
AEIOU 1 week
Electives 2 weeks
Conference 1 week
Vacation 3 weeks
Total 48 weeks

Third Year

Family Medicine Outpatient 22 weeks  
Family Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks
Night Float 2 weeks
Health Systems Management 2 weeks     
Gynecology 2 weeks
Dermatology 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 weeks
Pediatrics Outpatient 1 week
Behavioral Medicine 1 week
Electives 4 weeks
Conference 1 week
Vacation 3 weeks
Total 48 weeks

AEIOU = Specialty Clinics including Allergy, ENT, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, And Urology.

Longitudinal tracks include Nursing Home Geriatric Care, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Community Medicine / Student Health with Penn State University (Berks), Alvernia University, Western Berks Free Clinic, and Home Visits.

Residents are supported and encouraged to use Elective time to craft customized educational tracks based upon any areas of special interest such as Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Addiction Medicine or Community Medicine.