The residency program holds daily and weekly didactic sessions in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Each morning, resident and attending didactic sessions are held at the Chula Vista Family Clinic. Each afternoon, resident and specialist-led didactic sessions are held with the inpatient service, including case reports, pediatric and obstetric topics, specialty topics and ECG rounds.
Each Wednesday afternoon all faculty and residents meet for an educational series of lectures and workshops that address the breadth of family medicine.
Highlights of the family medicine curriculum include a monthly Behavioral Medicine Case Conference and monthly Balint Group.
Other recurrent conferences in the series include Medical Spanish, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Maintenance through the Life Cycle and Procedure Workshops, palliative medicine and HIV care. Clinical faculty in other medical and surgical specialties also present topics that focus on their expertise. The didactic curriculum addresses the broad spectrum of family medicine.
Grand rounds are also held at our continuity clinic, where resident PCMH teams work with their MA’s to improve their care through practice improvement projects, with a focus on the PDSA cycle model.