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Medical Student & Resident Education

Medical Student Education

The UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) participates in educational initiatives at UCSF at all levels of medical student training. The Education Director of the HIV/AIDS Division, Dr. Monica Gandhi, co-directs the international and public health small group sections of the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation course for second year medical students at UCSF, with an emphasis on HIV global epidemiology. The Division participates in the 1st and 2nd year medical student elective entitled the “Student AIDS Forum” to deliver introductory lectures on HIV epidemiology and management to interested students.

The HIV/AIDS Division also organizes MED 140.13 (Care of the Patient with AIDS), a clinical elective for 3rd and 4th year UCSF and visiting medical students in HIV medicine. Students rotate through the HIV/AIDS Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital, which supplies HIV expertise and consultation to inpatient providers on a variety of services (e.g. Medicine, Surgery, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, etc.), as well as support and education to patients and their families. Highly focused on student learning, this elective provides an opportunity for students interested in learning HIV medicine to participate actively in the consultation and management of HIV-infected patients at SFGH. For more information on the medical student elective, visit the School of Medicine site.

Resident Education

The HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH provides a variety of educational experiences for UCSF medical residents, as well as visiting residents from national and international training programs. The faculty in the HIV Division provide a series of lectures for the UCSF medical residents as part of their outpatient and inpatient core curriculum training. HIV Division faculty attend on the medical wards at SFGH approximately 10 months of the year, providing intensive inpatient teaching on HIV medicine for students and residents rotating through the wards. Finally, the HIV/AIDS Division directs 2H-HIV, the HIV clinical elective for interns and residents in the UCSF Medical Residency program for housestaff interested in obtaining specialty training in HIV medicine. Open also to visiting residents, this elective provides mostly outpatient training in our large, public outpatient HIV clinic (“Ward 86”) at SFGH, along with outpatient experiences at the HIV Clinic at the UCSF-Parnassus campus and a variety of San Francisco Public Health-funded community clinics throughout San Francisco. For more details on the resident elective in HIV medicine, visit the School of Medicine site.