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Primary Care College Jodi Friedman, M.D. Chair Arthur Gomez, M.D., Alice Kuo, M.D. & Daniel Lee, M.D. Associate Chairs Mission To support students who are: considering a career in primary care. seeking a solid foundation in general clinical medicine. Typical Careers Family Medicine

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Primary Care College

Jodi Friedman, M.D.

Chair

Arthur Gomez, M.D., Alice Kuo, M.D. & Daniel Lee, M.D.

Associate Chairs


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Mission

To support students who are:

  • considering a career in primary care.

  • seeking a solid foundation in general clinical medicine.


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Typical Careers

  • Family Medicine

  • Geriatrics

  • Internal Medicine

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Pediatrics

  • Psychiatry


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Foundations Week

PCC Foundations Week Curriculum designed by incoming class with the help of suggestions from the prior class.

Goal to provide advance training in areas perceived to be “under-taught” in first 3 years of medical school or important in sub-internships and residency.


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Foundations Week 2007

  • Success in the 4th Year - Resident panel

  • Diagnostic Imaging

  • Practical Dermatology

  • In-House Emergencies

  • Geriatric/Pediatric Emergencies

  • Ventilator Management

  • EKG Interpretation

  • Pain Management

  • Simulator Sessions


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Electives

  • No required electives. Advisors provide a list of recommended electives that can be tailored to the student’s individual needs or interests.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in international or “away” electives during their 4th year. A special elective in cross cultural medicine in rural Jamaica has been designed for PCC students.


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Community Service

Clinical or academic longitudinal experience that serves community. May include teaching activities, research or direct patient care. Minimum equivalent of 6 half-day sessions over course of year.

  • Clinical experiences with underserved populations

    • UMMA Clinic

    • Union Rescue Mission

    • Salvation Army Clinic

    • Venice Family Clinic

    • Nursing Home Clinic

    • Prenatal Clinic

  • Teaching Assistantship (Doctoring 4), PBL

  • Mentored research or special project


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Dinner Seminars

Required to attend at least 6 sessions:

  • Career & Residency Planning

  • Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

  • Complementary Medicine and Nutrition

  • Geriatrics

  • International Health

  • Pediatrics

  • Public Health & Care for Underserved Populations

  • Sports Medicine

  • Women’s Health


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Creative Project

Required presentation of creative or “scholarly project” at Senior Scholarship Day. May include:

  • Original research

  • Case presentation/clinical vignette

  • Curricular innovation

  • Community outreach


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Mentoring & Advising

Organized structure of mentoring and support. (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Med-Peds, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn)

  • 4th year schedule and electives

  • Residency application and interviews

  • Special electives or away electives

  • Creative projects

  • Student Scholarship Day poster or presentation

  • Career planning

  • Senior Thesis

  • General advice and guidance


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Dates

  • College selection deadline March 1

  • 4th year schedule planning March 26

  • 4th year schedules due April 1

  • Foundations Week July 7-11


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