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 effect local child health issues
- To provide mentoring and advising in primary care pediatrics
All primary care residents are based at Mt. Zion Pediatrics for their continuity clinic and urgent care months
Second continuity clinic on ambulatory months to improve continuity and follow-up
Mentoring and practice opportunities from a broad range of academic and community-based primary care physicians
Seminars on clinic-based primary care knowledge and skills
Primary care panels with a variety of primary care practice types represented
Primary care projects on clinic-based topics such as quality improvement or medical education
All primary care residents are freed from 4-6 extra clinics/ year to participate in projects in the local Western Addition community and beyond.
Primary care projects on community-based topics such as how to determine local community barriers to health and how to partner with schools and other community organizations to address local child health problems.