A rally in response to possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act was held on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on January 15, 2017. Ashley McMullen, R2, spoke about her experiences as a resident physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where we provide care to people most vulnerable to disruptions in health care coverage. UCSF residents, physicians, health care providers from throughout the city and others gathered to rally against repeal of the ACA and energize the community around continued action toward this cause.
Family medicine residents participated as panelists for student presentations at O'Connell HS in the Mission District of San Francisco. Student teams each researched an infectious disease (Ebola, Hanta, influenza) and prepared a presentation on its history, containment strategies, symptoms and pathological processes, and community outreach plans for public health prevention. Team members adopted the perspectives of pathologists, epidemiologists, health care providers (MD/Nurse), and community health workers.