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Ambulatory Curriculum

The ambulatory Curriculum is taught at our continuity clinic site, Culver Medical Group.

  • Standardized readings to be done prior to each talk are included
  • Talks are updated each time they are given by a resident/faculty pair

Afternoon Curriculum (when interns are present)

Clinic talk is from 1 - 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Odd Years

Adult Health Care Maintenance

  • Immunizations—adult
  • Cancer screening (colon, prostate, breast, cervical)
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Young, middle, older adult health maintenance
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Osteoarthritis

Pediatrics Common Diagnoses

  • Toilet training
  • Tolddler behavior strategies
  • School problems
  • Rebellious and out-of-control behavior
  • Otitis media
  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Scoliosis
  • Head injuries
  • Language delay
  • Pediatric legs
  • Fever
  • Hematuria, Proteinuria
  • Limping child
  • Negotiation and behavior change

Even Years

Pediatrics Health Care Maintenance

  • Prenatal visit
  • Infant visits (development, nutrition, behavior)
  • Older infant visits
  • Anemia and lead screening
  • Toddler visits
  • Preschool WCC
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • School age WCC
  • Adolescent WCC
  • Immunizations
  • Pre-sports participation exam

Adults Common Diagnoses

  • Diabetes mellitis (screening, prevention, standards of care, oral and insulin therapy)
  • Hypertension (screening, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sinusitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis
  • Low back pain
  • Advanced directives
  • Chronic Stable Angina (diagnosis, management)
  • Emphysema
  • Malingering and drug seeking
  • Ophthalmology
  • CHF—outpatient management
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Diverticulosis

Morning Curriculum (PGY2 – 4)

Talk is from 8 - 8:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Based on a 3-year series

Week 2: Topic Focused Conference

Weeks 2,3,4: Board Review

Year 1: Nutrition Series

  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Infant nutrition (breast, formula, solids)
  • Basics of health adult nutrition
  • Nutrition in the elderly
  • Diabetic diet
  • Diet for HTN and high cholesterol
  • Dietary advice for obesity
  • Evaluation of weight loss
  • Sports & nutrition

Year 2: Women's Health Series

  • Puberty, normal sexual development
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Contraception
  • Menopause, hormone replacement
  • Screening for uterine & ovarian cancer
  • Evaluation of breast masses
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Management of abnormal PAP results
  • Vaginitis, vulvar disease
  • Hirsuitism/PCO
  • Cervicitis and PID
  • Female urinary incontinence

Year 3: Office Orthopedics

  • Common fractures
  • Shoulder/rotator cuff
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Acute knee pain
  • Acute knee injury
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot pain
  • Wrist pain
  • The elbow
  • Neck pain
  • The acute joint—to tap, or not to tap
  • The adult hip
  • Common injections in the office