Primary Care Track

UCSF Pediatric Primary Care Track residents are specially trained in clinic and community-based approaches to child health. They have additional outpatient clinic time throughout residency to improve follow-up and continuity with their patient panel.

In addition, residents have time to develop individual or group primary care projects in areas such as clinic-based quality improvement, medical education, or community-based collaborative approaches to child health. Residents have primary care training time longitudinally throughout residency and during a three month longitudinal outpatient experience during their third year.


Primary Care Track Goals

  • To gain knowledge and skills in primary care clinic-based approaches to child health

  • To learn how to access community resources to address local child health problems

  • To train primary care pediatric residents to collaborate with their community to develop programs that affect local child health issues

  • To provide mentoring and advising in primary care pediatrics

Clinic-based Training

  • All primary care residents are based at Mt. Zion Pediatrics for their continuity clinic and urgent care months

  • Additional continuity clinic time during ambulatory months

  • Mentoring and practice opportunities from a broad range of academic and community-based primary care physicians