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

Primary Care Immersion Weeks

R1: (2 weeks)

  • One-on-one behavioral and addiction medicine case supervision with our behavioral medicine faculty across inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing (see our article describing this curriculum in the Journal of General Internal Medicine)
  • Women’s health: breast clinic, women’s health triage clinic, cervical cancer screening clinic
  • Respite care
  • Interdisciplinary chronic care clinic
  • Pedatrics transition clinic
  • Home visits with complex care team
  • Addiciton medicine
  • Community health center visits
  • Skilled nursing facility visit

R2: (4 weeks)

  • Palliative care
  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Addiction medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Behavioral and addiction medicine case supervision

R3: (4 weeks)

Selective time for PC residents to;

Solidify career plans and interests
Gain more clinical experience in areas of interest
Further explore community safety-net medicine in the Bay Area


  • Homeless outreach team
  • HIV medicine
  • Project with Alameda County Public Health Department
  • Asian Health Services
  • La Clinica De La Raza
  • Lifelong primary care clinics
  • Home hospice
  • Street Level Health Project
  • Prison medicine