Disability-Related Curriculum at UCSF

FCM 110: Third Year Family and Community Medicine Clerkship

In this core clerkship students complete a community project. Placements are available in community agencies that serve adults with developmental disabilities, such as The Janet Pomeroy Center and The Arc of San Francisco.

FCM 140.16: Caring for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This fourth year elective is for medical students who want a more in-depth experience caring for adults with developmental disability. For more information on FCM 140.16, click here.

FCM 170.01A: Caring for the Underserved

This class deals with the strategies employed by publicly funded community clinic physicians and nurses, community based organizations and social justice advocates to achieve equity in health for underserved communities. One of the topics will be caring for people with developmental disabilities.

Foundations of Patient Care - Brain, Mind, and Behavior Block: The Jason Moore Problem Based Learning Case

First year medical students participate in a facilitated, small group, student-directed case study of a young man with autism. Taught over two sessions, the case includes a standardized patient interview with a caregiver, and a video component.

Health Professionals Education (HPE) Pathway-Mentored Project

The purpose of Health Professions Education (HPE) pathway is to develop innovators, scholars, and leaders in the field of health professions education. All students must complete a legacy project with an approved mentor. The Office of Developmental Primary Care has mentored students on related Pathway projects. For more information visit: http://medschool.ucsf.edu/pathways/health_professions/

Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)

PRIME-US is a UCSF School of Medicine program that provides skills and support to medical students with demonstrated interest in working with urban underserved communities. Students have an opportunity to make a site visit to The Arc of San Francisco to learn about and learn from faculty who specialize in Developmental Medicine and health advocacy.Handout. For more information visit: http://medschool.ucsf.edu/prime/.