Several medical students have attending primary care-focused conferences in the past. If you are working on research, consider finding an approach conference for presenting your work by speaking either with your faculty research or primary care mentor.
Here is a list of some conferences that students have attended in the past:
The summer between first and second year of medical school is an ideal time to explore your interests in primary care. To start, talk with a primary care mentor about your interests and goals for the summer.
Below is a list of summer opportunities that students can explore to gain experience in primary care:
There are several student groups that contribute to the primary care landscape at UCSF, each with open membership to interested students. We encourage you to join one or all to find ways to get involved on campus:
Primary Care Progress (PCP)
UCSF School of Medicine
PCLA has worked to improve the primary care curriculum and opportunities within primary care at UCSF. Please visit Get Involved to find out more.
Medical students interested in pursuing a career in primary care can apply to residency programs in any of the following:
UCSF has faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students who want to help mentor the next generation of primary care leaders. ALL students are eligible to be paired with a mentor. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Margo Vener (Margo.Vener@ucsf.edu).
UCSF is internationally renowned for research in primary care. While this is exciting and reason for celebration, it can be a bit intimidating for a student without a clear research question. Don't worry - research is one of the many ways that a primary care mentor can help you!
Students can get involved in research in many areas related to primary care at any point during medical school: