Focus Sessions

Focus sessions occur during PGY2 and PGY3 year. These are 1-2 half day sessions during residents’ "+2" ambulatory weeks to allow for exploration. Residents have chosen to focus in areas including addiction medicine, psychiatry, dermatology, East/West medicine, gender health/LGBTQ+, geriatrics, homeless street outreach, asylum training, nutrition/obesity medicine, PM&R, palliative care, and outpatient procedures. Resident can also opt to use this time to pursue scholarly work. 

Focus sessions are opportunities for residents to gain exposure to specific interests. Our residents have a wide variety of interests including ultrasound and outpatient procedures.

Community Medicine

During the "+2" ambulatory weeks, interns have a scheduled Community Medicine session. These experiences allow them to learn first-hand about community resources available to their patients. They participate in site visits around Los Angeles.  

Kelly Chueng (2nd from the Left), Senxi Du (3rd from the Right), and Josh Jiang (2nd from the Right) learn more about Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization that help unhoused and low-income individuals create a pathway to self-sufficiency through providing support needed to find and retain employment.

Outpatient Didactics

Outpatient didactic sessions are held on Wednesday mornings during "+2." 

Primary Care Didactics: These sessions are led by the UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident. They are dedicated small group didactics with fellow primary care residents which include faculty lectures, hands on skills workshops (IUD placement, ultrasound skills, and more!), and board review or case teaching. Interns participate in site specific didactics at Olive View or the VA. 

Outpatient Medicine Review (OMR): These sessions are held with the categorical residents on their "+1" ambulatory week. They include outpatient medicine lectures, board review, quality improvement curriculum, and programmatic updates led by the UCLA Ambulatory Medicine Chief Resident. 

Thais Salles Araujo (Left), Phillip Chen (Center), and Ruth Miranda (Right) learn how to place IUDs in Primary Care Didactics.