Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine Medical Student Education

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Patient, Physician and Society

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This first- and second-year course teach students about interviewing, medical history taking, physical examination, professional values, and the social context of patients and physicians. Shruti Varadarajan, M.D., FAAFP serves as course director.

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Family Medicine Clerkship

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Under the guidance and direction of William Huang, M.D., the Family and Community Medicine Clerkship introduces students to the role and identity of the family physician and demonstrates the family medicine approach to the comprehensive care of common health problems.

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Family and Community Medicine Electives

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The Department of Family and Community Medicine offers several preclinical electives (e.g., Medical Spanish, History of Medicine, Compassion and the Art of Medicine), non-clinical electives (e.g., Health Services Research, Underserved Care Clinic, Community Project in Underserved Care), and clinical electives (e.g., Care for the Underserved, Procedures in Primary Care, Immigrant Medicine). Anjali Aggarwal, M.D., is the lead electives officer for the department. View Family and Community Medicine Electives.

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Medical Student Education Faculty and Staff

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William Y. Huang, M.D.

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Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Medical Student Education Director

Elvira Ruiz

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Core Clerkship Course Coordinator

Bridget Angel, M.A.

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Senior Academic Coordinator