More Rotation Descriptions & Specialty Clinics:
Behavioral Medicine Clinic – Multidisciplinary clinic facilitated by Psychiatry, Psychology, and Family Medicine attendings alongside training psychology interns. Residents are able to perform behavioral health intakes, learning about the important historical considerations for common presentations such as anxiety, major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, amongst other mental health presentations. After consulting with the multidisciplinary group, residents gain greater knowledge regarding pharmacotherapy, the basics of different counseling techniques, and the vast resources offered by the KP behavioral medicine department.
“Burke” Clinic – Contraceptive-oriented gynecologic procedure clinic staffed by OBGYN attending, Dr. Burke. Residents have access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) procedures including IUD and Nexplanon placement/removal. Fittingly, there is also strong emphasis on contraceptive counseling, broadening residents’ foundational knowledge in this critically important area of clinical expertise.
Centralized In-Basket Support (CIB) – CIB physicians provide an essential service for Kaiser Permanente by covering and managing the in-baskets for providers who are away from the office. Residents can be scheduled alongside one of these providers for a clinic half day in order to better understand in-basket management and the basic principles of covering for other physician providers.
Complex care coordination clinic (C4) – Specialty advanced care planning experience wherein second and third year residents learn how to facilitate often difficult discussions including goals of care, POLST forms, and end of life wishes for patients with serious medical conditions.
Dermatology "Ball" Clinic – Staffed by an attending dermatologist, Dr. Ball, the resident dermatology clinic is a unique collaborative learning experience. Three residents work together, seeing patients individually and also collectively as a group to better understand the different presentations of common skin complaints and how patients are counseled by dermatologists for different diagnoses. Residents are also given experience with the basics of dermatoscopic evaluation and description of different skin lesions.
Gynecology Clinic - Outpatient gynecology clinic with one R1, R2, and R3 seeing patients under the guidance of OBGYN attending physicians. The clinic focuses on both acute gynecologic concerns (including procedures like EMB) and routine well woman examinations.
Joint Injection Clinic – Under the guidance of orthopedic/sports medicine physicians, second and third year residents will have clinic encounters specifically focused on high yield injections under both anatomic and ultrasound guidance, increasing resident comfortability with common office procedures for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Lestonnac Free Clinic – Under the guidance of our Community Medicine Fellow and Faculty Site Director, residents are able to provide care for patients at the Lestonnac Free clinic which focuses on medical care for uninsured, predominantly Spanish-speaking patient populations. Weekend shifts focus on chronic medical condition management and acute patient concerns. Weekday shifts are available in the diabetic-focused clinic and the behavioral medicine clinic providing a variety of different clinical experiences.
Minor Surgery Clinic – Procedural clinic focused on common office procedures appropriate for the practicing family physician. Typical procedures include cyst/lipoma excisions, or other lesion removal. In addition to typical ellipse excisions, residents also gain experience using both shave biopsy and punch biopsy instrumentation.
OB Clinic – Outpatient continuity experience wherein 3rd year residents participate in routine prenatal care visits under the direct supervision of OBGYN attendings.
Peds R123 Clinic – Outpatient pediatric clinic with one R1, R2, and R3 seeing patients under the guidance of pediatric attending physicians. The focus is on well baby, well child, and same day acute pediatric concerns to increase knowledge regarding newborn/infant/adolescent care.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) – Though previously conducting patient visits at skilled nursing facility locations, residents have transitioned to a longitudinal outpatient, home-visit-based experience focused on the long term management of patients enrolled in palliative care, under the guidance of attending physicians in the department of geriatrics/palliative/continuing care.