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

Primary Care Track

Our mission:

Founded in 1982, Highland’s Primary Care Track was one of the first internal medicine programs in the United States to adopt an explicit focus on primary care.  Medicine has changed a lot in the last 35 years, but we have never lost sight of our mission: to train excellent general internists who will bring evidence based, community responsive, socially just healthcare to vulnerable and underserved communities.

Our curriculum provides a broad base of experience in clinical medicine at all levels of acuity, from urgent care to ICU, and we encourage residents to develop special areas of expertise in primary care through their PCI weeks, selectives, and electives. 

Primary Care Residents and Faculty at the 2016/2017 Primary Care Retreat at Stinson Beach



Ambulatory Medicine 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks
Primary Care Immersion 2 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Wards 17-18 weeks 6-7  weeks 7 weeks
ICU 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Nights 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Gastroenterology  3 weeks 3 weeks ---
Emergency Department 3 weeks --- ---
Cardiology 3 weeks --- 3 weeks
Pulmonology/Jeopardy 3 weeks --- ---
MASH --- 3 weeks ---
Neurology/Jeopardy --- 2 weeks 2 weeks
Kaiser Urgent Care --- 2 weeks ---
Renal --- 3 weeks ---
Infectious Disease --- 3 weeks ---
GERM (Geriatrics, Endocrine, Rheumatology, Medicine Consult) --- --- 5 weeks
Hematology/Oncology --- --- 3 weeks
Elective --- 4 weeks 4 weeks

**Please note that these numbers are used as guidelines. Significant variability exists between schedules, and as such, numbers do not add up to 52 weeks.**



3+1 block schedule

Primary Care Immersion Weeks

Continuity Clinic

Specialty Clinic Selectives

Longitudinal Community Continuity Clinic

Academic Half-Day

Population Management (panel management)

Annual Retreat