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Family Medicine Board Review: Improving Clinical Care Across the Lifespan

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Department: Family and Community Medicine
Course Number: MFC12001
Start: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
End: Saturday, July 09, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Fees: $875 - Physician
$700 - Allied Health Professionals
$475 - Residents, Fellows

Persons attending the Annual Review in Family Medicine Course (April 10-12, 2011) will receive a $100.00 reduction from the tuition of this course (Family Medicine Board Review).  To receive this discount, please call the registration office at 415-476-5808.

UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Presented by the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Family Medicine Board Review Course: Improving Clinical Care Across the Lifespan provides a review of common problems encountered in Primary Care. The format is designed to help prepare eligible candidates for the American Board of Family Medicine examination. Presentations will cover a broad range of important clinical information in a board review format. A syllabus with outlines of all lectures as well as extensive ABFM style questions and answers is provided to attendees.

Clinicians interested in expanding their knowledge and improving their practice in primary care including Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, OB/GYNs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants.

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Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe nationally recommended screening strategies for adults for health care maintenance;
  • Implement appropriate health care maintenance for adult patients in the ambulatory setting;
  • Describe and implement appropriate screening and diagnosis of diabetes;
  • Employ effective strategies in management of type 2 diabetes;
  • Utilize guidelines and strategies for the implementation of appropriate healthcare maintenance for diabetics;
  • Understand the approach to diagnosis and classification of hypertension in adults;
  • Adequately control chronic diseases states, such as hypertension;
  • Understand the treatment of hypertension and effectively manage adult hypertensive patients;
  • Recognize the sequelae of long-standing uncontrolled blood pressure;
  • Refine approaches to the use of antibiotics for treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases;
  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines for preventative medicine and standard of care to improve obstetric and office gynecologic outcomes.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Family Physicians: This activity, Family Medicine Board Review: Improving Clinical Care Across the Lifespan, with a beginning date of July 6, 2011, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Nursing: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Geriatric Medicine: The approved credits shown above include 1.5 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill: The approved credits shown above include 4.00 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill.

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.


7:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Introduction and Welcome
Ronald H. Goldschmidt, MD
Shira Shavit, MD

8:15 Red Eyes, Red Spots, and Red Flags: Essential Knowledge of Eye Disease
Andrew F. Calman, MD PhD

8:45 Basic ENT for the Family Physician: Sinusitis, Epistaxis, Hearing Loss, Hoarseness, and Tinnitus
Andrew H. Murr, MD

9:15 Common Dermatoses in Children and Adults
Erin Amerson, MD

10:00 Break

10:15 The Family Medicine Board Examination: What to Expect
Shira Shavit, MD

10:30 G P Geriatric Health Care
Richard E.A. Brunader, MD

11:15 Hepatitis, Peptic Ulcer Disease, and Other Gastrointestinal Problems
Brian Desmond, MD

12:00 pm Lunch on own

1:15 Problems of the Neonatal Period
Colin Partridge, MD

2:00 Infectious Disease in Children
Kevin Coulter, MD

3:00 Break

3:15 Clinical Problems in Childhood and Adolescence
Shannon Thyne, MD

4:15 Pediatric Qs & As
Kevin Coulter, MD

5:30 pm Adjourn


7:15 am Continental Breakfast

8:15 Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment
David Schneider, MD

8:45 ECG Review and Arrhythmias
Jess Fogler Waldura, MD

9:15 Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Valvular Disease, and Congestive Heart Failure
David Schneider, MD

10:30 Break

10:45 Vaginitis, Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding, Menopause, and Osteoporosis
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

12:00 Lunch on own

1:15 Contraception and Cervical Cytology
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

2:00 Essentials of Nephrology
Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD

2:45 Break

3:00 Fundamentals of Obstetrics
Sarah Wilson, MD

4:15 OBGYN Qs & As
Sarah Wilson, MD

5:30 pm Adjourn

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

7:15 am Continental Breakfast

8:15 P Common Orthopaedic Problems and Sports Injuries
Anthony Luke, MD, MPH

9:00 G P Arthritis / Rheumatology
John D. Graf, MD

9:45 Break

10:00 Neurology Review
S. Andrew Josephson, MD

10:45 Infectious Disease and Antimicrobials
Brian S. Schwartz, MD

11:30 P Surgical Problems in Primary Care
James Macho, MD

12:15 pm Lunch on own

1:15 P Emergency Medicine
David Duong, MD, MS

2:15 Review of Common Problems in Psychiatry
G. David Elkin, MD

3:15 Break

3:30 Health Care Maintenance and Preventive Medicine
Larry Dickey, MD

4:15 Medicine Qs & As
Ronald H. Goldschmidt, MD

5:30 pm Adjourn


7:15 am Continental Breakfast

8:15 Occupational and Environmental Hazards
Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH

9:00 Sexually-Transmitted Diseases / AIDS
Ronald H. Goldschmidt, MD

9:45 Break

10:00 Refresher on Diseases of the Thyroid, Parathyroid, Pituitary, and Adrenal Gland
Robert Rushakoff, MD

10:45 Diabetes
Teresa Villela, MD


11:30 Common Pulmonary Problems
Todd A. May, MD

12:15 pm Adjourn

G Geriatric Credit
P Pain Credit

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Ronald H. Goldschmidt, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department Family and
Community Medicine

Shira Shavit, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Family and
Community Medicine;
Director, Transitions Clinic

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Richard Brunader, MD, MSPH
Senior Health and Wellness
Center, Eugene, OR
Professor, Department of
Physiology, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Kevin Coulter, MD, FAAP
Chief, Division of General
Pediatrics, Depatrtment of
Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical
Center, Davis, CA

Brian Desmond, MD
Family Physician,
Santa Maria, CA

Erin Amerson, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Dermatology

Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH
Professor, Department of
Medicine; Chief, Division of
Occupational and Environmental

Andrew F. Calman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department
of Ophthalmology and Family and
Community Medicine; Clinical
Faculty in Ophthalmology,
California Pacific Medical Center

Larry L. Dickey, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department
of Family and Community
Medicine; Medical Director, Office
of Health Information Technology;
California Department of Health
Care Services, Sacramento, CA

David Duong, MD, MS
Assistant Professor,
Medical Student Clerkship
Director,UCSF-SFGH Department
of Emergency Medicine

G. David Elkin, MD
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychiatry

John D. Graf, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Assistant Professor, Department
of Neurology; Director,
Neurohospitalist Program

Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD
Associate Clinical Professor,
Department of Family and
Community Medicine

Anthony Luke, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department
of Orthopaedics and of Family and
Community Medicine; Director,
Primary Care Sports Medicine

James R. Macho, MD, FACS
Emeritus Professor of Surgery,
UCSF; Attending Surgeon and
Director of Critical Care, Saint
Francis Memorial Hospital,
San Francisco, CA

Todd A. May, MD
Professor, Department of
Family & Community Medicine;
Chief of the Medical Staff
San Francisco General Hospital

Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck
Surgery, Chief of Service,
Department of Otolaryngology

Colin Partridge, MD
Professor, Department of
Pediatrics, San Francisco
General Hospital

Michael S. Policar, MD
Associate Professor, Department
of Obstetrics, Gynecology and
Reproductive Sciences
Medical Director, California
Office of Family Planning

Robert J. Rushakoff, MD
Professor, Department of
Medicine, Medical Director for
Inpatient Diabetes Metabolism

David M. Schneider, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of
Family & Community Medicine;
UCSF Faculty, Santa Rosa
Family Medicine Residency

Brian S. Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor, Department
of Medicine; Division of Infectious

Shannon M. Thyne, MD
Associate Professor, Department
of Pediatrics; Director, Children’s
Health Center and Director,
Pediatric Asthma Clinic,
San Francisco General Hospital

Teresa Villela, MD
Associate Professor, Department
of Family and Community
Medicine; Director, Family
Medicine Residency Program,
San Francisco General Hospital

Jess Fogler Waldura, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Family and Community Medicine

Sarah Wilson, MD
Women's Health and Medical
Education Fellow, Department of
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Travel & Lodging:

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA  94102 

Hotel Rate: $189/night

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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