• Education

Student Programs

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is actively involved in learning opportunities at all levels of medical school education. In the Essential Core Curriculum, FCM faculty are involved in Foundations of Patient Care (FPC) and teach in small groups, provide physical examination instruction, and give lectures. In the Clinical Core, FCM 110 is a required six-week clerkship offered at sites in San Francisco, Salinas, and Fresno. The Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE) and Model SFGH in the third year are directed by FCM faculty. A wide variety of electives, including clinical and research experiences, are offered throughout all four years of medical school. Through their involvement in required and elective courses, students are given the chance to learn about and experience the many facets and multiple opportunities of Family Medicine.