Primary Care Medicine Blocks

Each Primary Care resident class participates together in two 2-week Primary Care Medicine (PCM) block rotations each year. PCM is a two week block when the 12 residents in a given primary care residency year (6 in each track) have protected time for reflection, didactics, clinic, community site visits, group projects, and socializing. Residents have time to work on specialized primary care training modules, like asylum training, buprenorphine training, ultrasound, and procedures. These rotations provide in-depth learning in primary care. Since the entire primary care class joins together for PCM blocks, these rotations deepen the sense of community within our program.

Our primary care blocks include educational themes meant to broaden the primary care provider’s role beyond the clinical setting and supplement the professional career of our residents.

All Years: Health Disparities, Care for the Complex Patient 

PGY1: Quality Improvement

PGY2: Community Health and Engagement, Social Determinants of Health

PGY3: Health Systems, Health Policy, and Advocacy

During PCM, our primary care residents along with med-peds and nurse practitioner residents participate in community activities such as partnering with Our Spot for programming at East Rancho Dominguez Park.