Student Programs

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is actively involved in learning opportunities at all levels of medical school education. In the Bridges Curriculum, FCM faculty are involved in teaching in small groups, providing physical examination instruction, and giving lectures. In the Clinical Core, FCM 110 is a required longitudinal primary care clerkship where students gain experience in outpatient chronic care, acute care and preventive care. FCM 110 is organized into a longitudinal model so that students may have more meaningful continuity with preceptors, patients and the clinical care team and is offered at various clinical sites throughout the greater Bay Area. In addition, 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.