At UC San Diego, we offer our residents a wide variety of continuity clinic experiences. From the underserved and uninsured populations to community-type practices, our residents have the opportunity to treat patients throughout our diverse San Diego community.
Residents establish care at one clinic over their entire residency to build continuity with their patients and faculty mentors. Each clinic is supervised by internal medicine attending physicians, and incorporates a nationally utilized case-based outpatient curriculum on a weekly basis. This multidisciplinary approach to outpatient medicine prepares our residents well for internal medicine boards.
UC San Diego Hillcrest Clinic
Hillcrest Internal Medicine, also known as
"Lewis Internal Medicine," is located a few blocks away from
UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest. Patients are culturally and ethnically diverse, and are from the local area as well as several hours away. Many languages are represented, including a large Spanish-only speaking population. Many of the residents' patients are insured by Medicare or Medi-Cal (California Medicaid). Residents have their own panel of patients. Records utilize Epic with access to all documentation within the UC San Diego Health system.
UC San Diego La Jolla Clinic
UC San Diego Internal Medicine Group - La Jolla has a group of well-established attending physicians with large individual practices. The patient population is predominantly from the La Jolla and north San Diego county area. Residents have their own panel of patients and become comfortable with routine medical issues, pain management, and women's health. Records utilize Epic with access to all documentation within the UC San Diego Health system.
UC San Diego Sorrento Valley Clinic
The UC San Diego Sorrento Valley Medical Group, started in 2015, exposes residents to a small-practice type environment, where staff and faculty know each other very well. This enhances the opportunities for team oriented care, optimized to assist patients with a spectrum of needs and issues. The patient population is from all over the San Diego area and includes underserved and Medi-Cal patients. Records utilize Epic with access to all documentation within the UC San Diego Health system.
VA Primary Care Clinics
VA San Diego Healthcare System clinics, located in
Mission Valley and
Sorrento Valley, deliver outstanding primary care to a diverse population of male and female veterans of all ages. These clinics provide residents the opportunity to build and manage their patient panel under the supervision of excellent general medicine and women's health faculty. The record utilizes the national VA EMR, CPRS. Residents are incorporated into Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) that include physicians, nurses, clerical staff, pharmacists, dietitians and mental health practitioners embedded in primary care.
Scripps Green Clinic & Kaiser Permanente Clinics
The Scripps Green Clinic and Kaiser Permanente continuity clinics are community-based practices external to UCSD with a unique "nested practice" model. Each resident is paired with one attending for the entire year and sees a subset of the attending's patients as his/her continuity patient panel. The patient population is typical of a community practice with excellent patient follow-up and opportunity for continuity of care. The experience provides excellent continuity with follow-up shared between the resident and attending in a true partnership model.