Primary Care CollegePrimary Care College
Jodi Friedman, M.D.
Arthur Gomez, M.D., Alice Kuo, M.D. & Daniel Lee, M.D.
To support students who are:
1. considering a career in primary care.
2. seeking a solid foundation in general
Typical CareersTypical Careers
• Family Medicine
• Internal Medicine
• Obstetrics & Gynecology
Foundations WeekFoundations Week
PCC Foundations Week Curriculum
designed by incoming class with the help of
suggestions from the prior class.
Goal to provide advance training in areas
perceived to be “under-taught” in first 3
years of medical school or important in sub-
internships and residency.
No required electives. Advisors provide a list of
recommended electives that can be tailored to the
student’s individual needs or interests.
Students are encouraged to participate in
international or “away” electives during their 4th
year. A special elective in cross cultural medicine
in rural Jamaica has been designed for PCC
Community ServiceCommunity Service
Clinical or academic longitudinal experience that serves
community. May include teaching activities, research or direct
patient care. Minimum equivalent of 6 half-day sessions over
course of year.
Clinical experiences with underserved populations
– UMMA Clinic
– Union Rescue Mission
– Salvation Army Clinic
– Venice Family Clinic
– Nursing Home Clinic
– Prenatal Clinic
Teaching Assistantship (Doctoring 4), PBL
Mentored research or special project
Dinner SeminarsDinner Seminars
Required to attend at least 6 sessions:
Career & Residency Planning
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
Complementary Medicine and Nutrition
Public Health & Care for Underserved Populations
Creative ProjectCreative Project
Required presentation of creative or
“scholarly project” at Senior Scholarship
Day. May include:
Case presentation/clinical vignette
Mentoring & AdvisingMentoring & Advising
Organized structure of mentoring and support.
(Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine,
Med-Peds, Psychiatry and Ob-Gyn)
4th year schedule and electives
Residency application and interviews
Special electives or away electives
Student Scholarship Day poster or presentation
General advice and guidance
College selection deadline March 1
year schedule planning March 26
year schedules due April 1
Foundations Week July 7-11