Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System

Primary Care Track


Our mission: To graduate physician leaders who will provide high-quality, biopsychosocially oriented, culturally relevant primary care to vulnerable populations.


PRIMARY CARE CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

R1: 

  • 17 weeks Wards
  • 3 weeks MICU
  • 3 weeks Back-up
  • 3 weeks Emergency Medicine
  • 3 weeks Cardiology
  • 3 weeks Pulmonary
  • 2-3 weeks Gastroenterology/Jeopardy
  • 2 weeks Primary Care Immersion
  • 11 weeks Ambulatory

R2: 

  • 6 weeks Wards
  • 3 weeks MICU (Highland or California Pacific Medical Center)
  • 3 weeks Night Float
  • 3 weeks Medicine Admitting and System-Based Healthcare (MASH)
  • 3 weeks Kaiser
  • 4 weeks Primary Care Immersion
  • 3 weeks Gastroenterology/Jeopardy
  • 3 weeks Renal
  • 3 weeks Infectious Disease
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 4 weeks Elective
  • 11 weeks Ambulatory

R3: 

  • 7-8 weeks Wards
  • 3 weeks MICU
  • 3 weeks Back-up
  • 4 weeks Vacation
  • 4 weeks Elective
  • 3 weeks Cardiology
  • 3 weeks Hematology/Oncology
  • 3 weeks Geriatrics, Endocrine and Medicine Consult Services
  • 4 weeks Primary Care Immersion
  • 1-4 weeks Jeopardy
  • 11 weeks Ambulatory

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS:

3+1 block schedule

Primary Care Immersion Weeks

Ambulatory Weeks (1 week per month)

Continuity Clinic

Specialty Clinic Selectives

Research/QI Selective

Longitudinal Community Continuity Clinic

Academic Half-Day

Population Management (panel management)

Annual Retreat

Primary Care Elective Time (2 months)

Primary Care Career Planning Support

Kaiser Rotation including Highland Chief Resident Clinic at Kaiser