Foster the Next Generation of Physicians; Precept a UCSF Medical Student
First-Year Medical Student Adult Preceptorships – Foundations of Patient Care Course
A first-year medical student will join you in your practice setting for nine 4-hour sessions between October 2012 and June 2013 as part of the Foundations of Patient Care (FPC) course. The preceptorship is a critical opportunity for students to develop their professional identity and to practice clinical skills they learn in on-campus sessions. Preceptors serve as physician role models and also provide supervision and feedback to students as they hone skills in independent patient interviewing, physical examination, oral presentation, and note writing. Most preceptors work individually with a single student, but may work with more than one student if your practice setting allows.
First-Year Medical Student Clinical Interlude – Foundations of Patient Care Course
In December 2012, first-year students will join you in your inpatient clinical setting for the three-day “Clinical Interlude.” This experience is designed to introduce first year medical students to the culture of the inpatient setting early in their careers and to provide them with a context for the material they are learning in their regular course work. Similar to a medical anthropologist, students will observe and reflect upon the culture of inpatient units by close interactions with a health care team and patients, followed by on-campus sessions with peers to share and discuss their experiences.
Second-Year Medical Student Adult Preceptorships – Foundations of Patient Care Course
A second-year medical student will join you in your practice setting for three 4-hour sessions in August and September 2012 as part of the Foundations of Patient Care (FPC) course. You will serve as the physician role model and coach as the student refreshes skills in independent patient interviewing, physical examination, oral presentation, and note writing.
Second-Year Medical Student Pediatric Preceptorships – Foundations of Patient Care Course
You will work with a second-year medical student in your practice setting during four 4-hour pediatric preceptorships between October and December 2012. Students learn and practice: pediatric interviewing and observational physical examination skills; the assessment of growth and development; the techniques and strategies used in pediatric health promotion, and the documentation of a pediatric health maintenance visit.
Third Year Medical Student Preceptorships – Longitudinal Clinical Experience
The Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE) provides an opportunity for third year students to experience continuity in the outpatient setting where they see the benefits of long-term relationships between physicians, care teams, and patients/families as well as enjoy a consistent preceptor. Students will have 21 weeks of the LCE (one afternoon per week, except Wednesday afternoons) in your office over the course of the academic year. The specific weeks will be decided between student and preceptor who determine a mutually agreeable schedule. Due to requirements by national oversight committees governing medical education, Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF) status is required to serve as a preceptor for third year students.
First and Second Year Physical Exam Skills Precepting
First and Second Year Medical Student Exam Proctoring
Supervise students in peer groups as they practice the different components of the physical exam through demonstrations, where students practice PE skills on one another, with the assistance of a preceptor. These Peer Practice Groups meet from 1-3pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the UCSF campus between September and December 2012.
Observe and evaluate students as they perform a history and physical exam or give an oral presentation. There are two exams held on the UCSF campus, one in the first year of medical school (in June 2013) and one in the second year of medical school (in February 2013).
For more information, please contact Christina Cicoletti, Director Clinical Learning Unit, at Cicoletti@medsch.ucsf.edu or (415) 514-3415.
Click here for a detailed description of the volunteer teaching opportunities and program contact information.
Click here for a guide on first and second-year preceptorships.
Preset at the 2013 DiversityRx Conference in Oakland, CA!
The Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Achieving Equality in an Era of Innovation and Health System Transformation
March 11-14, Oakland, CA
We invite you to submit presentation proposals for this internationally acclaimed conference on cultural and linguistic competence and health equity, which attracts over 800 participants every two years. Health care professionals, community representatives, advocates, policymakers, and researchers from the U.S. and around the world are eligible to submit brief proposals on good practices and innovative approaches related to the following thematic categories:
- language access
- culturally competent care/disparity reduction
- cultural competence/disparity reduction education and training
- organizational cultural competence
Proposals are due by Friday, June 8, 2012. Click here to learn more and submit proposals online at the DiversityRx website.
The theme for this year's conference is "Achieving Equity in an Era of Innovationand Health System Transformation." New partnerships between health care organizations and communities, research into better ways to deliver care, and changes in health policy are opening up opportunities to achieve equity and the highest quality health care for culturally diverse populations. In this time of transition, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and advocates for health equity can focus attention on implementation, participation and improving health outcomes for individuals and communities. The 2013 conference will offer participants the opportunity to hear from experts and front-line leaders about how diverse populations are affected by
- state and national reform efforts
- changes to the Medicaid program
- innovative technology for information management and outreach
- social determinants of health
- other practice and financing developments
As always, the conference will continue to feature both established and innovative cultural and linguistic competence and disparity reduction programs and policies from across the country and abroad. All conference details are available on the DiversityRx website