Course Catalog

Family and Community Medicine

Courses       7 Clerkships

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Center Curriculum

The Center curriculum is designed to encourage student learning and experience on multiple levels, including clinical skills and reasoning, physician/patient relations, community involvement (local to international) and self care. Students with a special area of interest are encouraged to contact the Center administration to design a course of specific readings and/or research related to family and community medicine. The Center has four major partner programs at the core of the educational curriculum: Medical Student Curriculum in Family & Community Medicine, Family Practice Residency Program, Stanford Geriatric Education Center Program, and the Primary Care Associate Program.


Medical Student Instruction in Family and Community Medicine is available through CEFCM and its curriculum partners. The courses offer learning experiences in a variety of areas. These include Orientation to Family and Community Medicine (INDE 240), Assistantship in Family Practice (241), Ethnicity and Medicine Lecture Series (INDE 244), Women in Healthcare (INDE 245), Early Clinical Experience in Family Practice (INDE 283), Early Clinical Experience in International Family and Community Medicine (INDE 284I), Clinical Geriatrics: Reading and Field Work (INDE 249), Medical Aspects of Land, Underwater & High Altitude Sports (INDE 260), Seminar in Community Health and Public Service (INDE 260A, B, C), Practicum in Community Based Interventions to Advance Community Health (INDE 261A, B).

Clerkships through CEFCM are: the core clerkship in Family and Community Medicine (MED 301A), the nine month Continuity of Care Clerkship (INDE 310A) which releases students from other clerkships once a week to participate, Physical Exam Skills and Clinical Reasoning (INDE 250) where students sign up for selected modules of interest, Women's Health Clerkship (INDE 337A), Family Medicine Residency Clerkship (INDE 344E), Family Medicine Office Clerkship (INDE 345E), and the International Clerkship in Family and Community Medicine (INDE 354I).


Robert Norman, MD

Program Teaching Faculty:

George Kent, MD
Michael Henehan, DO
Daljeet (Dale) Rai, MD
Robin Beresford, FNP, PA-C
Michelle Maxey, MD, FPMA
David McKay, MD, MPH
Toni Moos, MD
Robert Nishime, MD
Frances Respicio, LCSW
Michael Stevens, MD
Frances Sun, MD

The Residency Program in Family Practice is an affiliated program at O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, a full-service, community hospital serving a multiethnic inner city population. The three year residency training emphasizes ambulatory care, continuity, and behavioral science training. In the ambulatory setting, residents typically see patients of both genders and all age groups, including entire families, ideally. In addition to the office and hospital environments, experiences in outreach such as school health, sports medicine and long term care are offered. Students are also encouraged to acquire specialized skills, e.g., minor surgery, electrocardiography and colposcopy. During each year, residents are provided a one month period for intensive seminars and study in family medicine. This program meets the requirement for the American Board of Family Practice. For information, contact Dr. LeBaron or Marita Grudzen.

O'Connor Family Practice Sports Medicine Fellowship is available through a Sports Medicine training program at O'Connor Hospital.


Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD

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Program Teaching Faculty:

Marita Grudzen, MHS
Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD
Gwen Yeo, PhD

The Stanford Geriatric Education Center (SGEC) provides a variety of multidisciplinary ethnogeriatric programs and curriculum resource materials to educate health care professionals on the cultural issues associated with aging and health. The SGEC promotes cultural sensitivity and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for the rapidly growing population of ethnic minority elders. For further information, contact the SGEC. Telephone: (650) 494-3986.



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Program Teaching Faculty:

Allison Akana, PA
Valerie Berry, MD
Tracy Fearnside, PA-C
Ronald D. Garcia, PhD
Camille Gordon, PA-C, FNP,
Lucinda Hirahoka, PA-C, FNP, MPH
Laurie Michlin, PA, FNP
Kathleen Rusk, PA-C, MA
Sheila Siegel, PA-C
Peter Stonington, PA-C
Sara Syer, PA-C, MHS
Rita Williams, PA-C, FNP, MSN

The Primary Care Associate Program is a partnership between the School of Medicine and Foothill College. The Program trains physician assistants and family nurse practitioners who work with physicians in the delivery of primary health care to underserved populations. The 15-month program combines didactic with clinical instruction. The program emphasizes the comprehensive assessment of the patient’s physical and psychosocial needs, and the development of skills to meet those needs such as history-taking; physical examination; basic laboratory techniques; common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; counseling; and education of patients. All graduates earn a Certificate of Clinical Proficiency from the Stanford University School of Medicine in partnership with Family and Community Medicine. Graduates are eligible to take the physician assistant certifying examination given by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

For further information, contact the Primary Care Associate Program, 1215 Welch Road, Modular G, Stanford, California 94305-5408. Telephone: (650) 725-6959.


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