Owen Clinic
(619) 543-3995

PAETC UC San Diego Owen Clinic HIV Mini-Residency Program

Location:

UCSD Medical Offices South (MOS)- Hillcrest, Owen Clinic, 3rd Floor

Days/Time:

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Fees: 

The UCSD Medical Center, Owen Clinic is a Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) site and receives funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide this program.  There is no fee for participation in the program.  However, participants are responsible for related expenses, such as parking, lodging, meals, and travel.

Overview:

Mini-Residents will receive didactic training and observe clinical training in the comprehensive management of patients with HIV infection. Core curriculum will include: review of pathogenesis and clinical manifestations, HIV diagnostic tests, risk factor ascertainment and counseling patients at risk, health care worker risk and protection, HIV therapeutics (standard and investigational), ethical dimensions of HIV care, community resources for comprehensive care. Mini-Residents will observe Owen Clinic faculty: 1) provide primary care for patients, 2)  conduct initial and follow-up patient evaluations, and 3) interact in a multidisciplinary team (internists, sub-specialists, mental health, and social work).

Target Audience:

The mini-residency training program is designed for US-licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists or nurses who currently care for or are willing to care for HIV-infected individuals. Trainees are supervised by Owen Clinic physicians and mid-level providers. The training includes seminars, small group discussions, weekly conferences, and observational clinical experiences. The program is tailored to emphasize training needs in HIV care relevant to the expertise and interest of the trainee. 

Program Schedule:

Participants receive schedules tailored to training needs and interests (and based on clinic availability). Below is a general schedule.

 Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday   Friday

8 a.m. HIV Primary Care Clinic

8 a.m. HIV Primary Care

Women's Clinic

8 a.m. HIV Primary Care Clinic

8 a.m. Didactics

9 a.m. HIV Primary Care
Antiretroviral Clinic

8 a.m. AIDS Rounds

9 a.m. HIV Primary Care Clinic  

1 p.m. HIV Primary Care Clinic

High Resolution Anoscopy Clinic

8 a.m. HIV Primary Care

Lipid Clinic (every other week)

8 a.m. HIV Primary Care Clinic

12 noon HIV Learning Network
(2nd and 4th Thursdays)

1 p.m. HIV Primary Care

1 p.m. HIV-HCV Clinic

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the mini-residency, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe HIV risk assessment, testing, counseling and referral process.
  2. Recognize patients presenting clinical symptoms that are consistent with underlying HIV infection.
  3. Identify key components of the physical, psychosocial and laboratory evaluations of HIV-infected patients.
  4. Discuss the principles of the use of antiretroviral therapy, the general classes of medication used and current recommendations regarding the initiation of treatment.
  5. Identify the modalities used for prophylaxis and treatment for opportunistic infections.

Application Process:

Completed application materials must be submitted to the Program Manager at least 8 weeks prior to requested start date.  Application materials include the following:

  1. Proof of current US license to practice
  2. Current CV
  3. Proof of immunizations/TB clearance (form provided)
  4. Confidentiality forms (forms provided)
  5. Online application (link provided)

Please note that we receive several requests to participate in this program.  Additionally, UCSD Owen Clinic trains pharmacy and medical students, residents, and fellows.  Interested participants are advised to contact the Program Manager as soon as possible to check on availability and to request application materials.  

Contact:

Moira Mar-Tang, MPH, CHES
PAETC-UCSD Program Manager
UCSD Medical Center, Owen Clinic
200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8681
San Diego, CA 92103-8681

Tel: (619) 471-9521
FAX: (619) 471-0349
E-mail: mmartang@ucsd.edu
paetc.org

Faculty

Rosa Andrade, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Craig Ballard, PharmD
Pharmacotherapy Specialist
UC San Diego Medical Center

Jennifer Blanchard, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Edward Cachay, MD, MAS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Brad Colwell, PharmD
Pharmacotherapy Specialist
UC San Diego Medical Center

Tari Gilbert, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Medical Center

Charles B. Hicks, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, UCSD Owen Clinic

Ankita Kadakia, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center
PAETC PI

Theodoros Katsivas, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Daniel Lee, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center
PAETC Co-PI

Scott LeTendre, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Joseph Tyler Lonergan, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

My Hahn (Theresa)  Nguyen, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Medical Center

Kristyn Pellecchia, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Medical Center

Bethany Riordan, RD
Registered Dietitian
UC San Diego Medical Center

Will Toperoff, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Medical Center

Karla Torres, MSN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
UC San Diego Medical Center

Francesca Torriani, MD, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Aaron Willcott, PA-C
Physician Assistant
UC San Diego Medical Center

Darcy Wooten, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Maile Young Karris, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego Medical Center

Accreditation Statement

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

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Statement

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the state of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which are included in your syllabus or handout materials. Additional resources and information about AB1195 can be found on the UC San Diego CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu

Faculty Disclosure Summary

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker’s outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities.

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