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Family Medicine San Jose - Highlights

Two-week block rotation

  • Our schedule consists of two-week block rotations. Two-week blocks allow for frequent repetition of rotations to enhance adult learning and reflect a Family Medicine practice.

Professional Development

Sports Medicine

Quality Improvement/Research

Excellence in Full Spectrum Family 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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