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Highlights

Resident Centered Program

  • Work-life balance focused schedule
  • Opportunity to customize and modify rotations based on resident feedback and specific interests
  • Prioritize training of residents to be leaders, teachers, and advocates
  • Education in a safe and stimulating environment

Clinic Focused Curriculum

  • Clinic prioritized when scheduling throughout all three years to train excellent outpatient family physicians
  • 2-week blocks to allow for frequent repetition of rotations to enhance adult learning and reflect a Family Medicine practice
  • All residents will have a KP issued iPhone and Laptop to facilitate their education and clinical duties in a variety of environments

Professional Development

  • Dedicated 2-week rotation each year covering topics such as:
    • Communication skills
    • Leadership development
    • Practice management training
    • Personal improvement
    • Career planning
    • Medicolegal/Ethics issues
    • Advocacy training
    • Practice style expert panels
    • CV/Mock Interview preparation
  • Cultivate resident interest; residents have/are:
    • Received lactation certification
    • Developed curricula in lifestyle medicine, medical Spanish, narrative medicine
    • Currently developing a Botox curriculum
  • Encourage leadership positions in committees including but not limited to local committees, IGMEC, UCSF (DEI), CAFP
  • Protected time for Kaiser Resident in Health Policy elective
  • Training in lifestyle and integrative medicine
  • Emphasis on and fostering of career and personal development

Community

  • Multilingual providers, with Spanish-immersion training, offered, both through Kaiser Permanente and our own residents/faculty
  • Direct interaction with Community Medicine fellow and multiple opportunities to participate in various community outreach programs/pipeline programs
  • Designated curriculum in LGBTQ care, with a focus on transgender and nonbinary populations
  • Interactive longitudinal curriculum in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism/Allyship (IDEA) engaging both residents and faculty
  • Partnership with the Washington Neighborhood Clinic and School Health Clinics of Santa Clara to provide care for the underserved in our community
  • Multiple opportunities for advocacy at local, state, and national levels
  • Protected time for Kaiser-funded Global Health trip

Excellence in Full Spectrum Family Medicine

  • Well-established leaders in the region for defining a full scope practice
  • Opportunity for all common office-based procedures including gynecology, dermatology, musculoskeletal, and urgent care procedures
  • High-quality inpatient and outpatient pediatric, Ob-Gyn, and Geriatrics training
  • Notable presence at national conferences, especially in teaching and research

Medicine

  • Well-established leaders in the region for defining full-spectrum practice
  • Opportunity for common office-based procedures including gynecology, dermatology, musculoskeletal, and urgent care procedures
  • High-quality inpatient and outpatient pediatric, Ob-Gyn, and geriatrics training
  • Notable presence at national conferences, especially in teaching and research

Resident Wellness

  • Professionalism and Wellness Committee of residents and faculty to address wellness
  • Importance placed on work/life balance with well-established local Physician Wellness Program
  • Faculty and peer mentors, and Balint group sessions led by Behavioral Medicine faculty
  • Benefits package includes a wellness stipend of $720 for use on personal health and wellness, free access to a 24-hour gym on campus, easy access to great year-round outdoor activities

Talented Faculty

  • All core faculty have participated in the UCSF FCM Faculty Development Fellowship, and some have additional Ob-Gyn and Sports Medicine fellowship training, plus Psychiatry/Family Medicine double-board certification
  • Valued presence in the departments of Ob-Gyn, Sports Medicine, Hospital-Based Medicine, and Pediatrics/Teen Clinic
  • Enthusiastic educators of medical students from Boston University, Stanford, UCSF, La Salud Permanente (LSP), Introduction to Integrated Healthcare (IIHC)
  • Opportunity and support for resident development to become excellent teachers and future faculty

Specialty Access and Collaboration

  • Multimodal communication methods with specialists available, including immediate phone access and secure text
  • Well-developed consult system with embedded specialist guidelines and treatment recommendations
  • Ample elective opportunities for additional exposure to certain specialties
  • Role of primary care physicians well respected campus-wide
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