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 • Geriatrics • Internal Medicine • Obstetrics & Gynecology • Pediatrics • Psychiatry
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Dates • College selection deadline March 1 • 4th year schedule planning March 26 • 4th year schedules due April 1 • Foundations Week July 7-11