AIDS Education and Training Center
The UCSD Medical Center's Owen Clinic AETC, under the auspices of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), offers a "mini-residency" in HIV primary care to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists
The mini-residency training program is designed for primary care providers who currently care for, or are willing to care for, HIV infected individuals. Trainees will be supervised by the Owen Clinic's faculty.
Training incudes didactic, observational clinical experience in the Owen Clinic, the largest provider of HIV care in San Diego County. (Link to didactic presentations at bottom of this section.)
The training is tailored to emphasize the aspects of HIV care relevant to the expertise and interest of the trainee. Examples of training topics include, but are not limited to:
- HIV Diagnostic Testing
- HIV Disease Staging
- HIV Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
- HIV Disease Management
- Current Combination Therapy
- High Resolution Anoscopy
As a complement to the training, participants have the opportunity to interface with the Owen Clinic's interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, adherence counselors and health educators.
Length of Training
The Mini-Residency is approved for 39.5 hours of AMA PRA Category I Credits.™ Clinic hours are M - F, 8AM - 5PM. Participants may arrange a flexible training schedule through the Program Coordinator.
The Mini-Residency is funded under a grant from the Human Resources and Services Administration. There is no fee for participation in the program. However, all partcipants are responsible for all related expenses (e.g. parking, books, lodging, meals, travel). Assistance in locating reasonable and convenient lodging is available for out-of-town participants.
Application Procedure and Registration Materials
Completed application packets must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the requested start of the mini-residency. Completed packets include the following:
- Current medical/nursing license
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Completed Registration Form
- Proof of immunization for measles, chicken pox, rubella, and a negative TB skin test during past 12 months
These Application Forms can be downloaded from our Home Page by clicking on "Downloadable Forms." All of these materials are essential for applicants to the mini-residency program in order to grant temporary clinical privileges. Space reservation in the program cannot be guaranteed until return of the application packet.
To apply to the program and arrange for tentative scheduling, please contact:
Susan Benson, Program Coordinator
UC San Diego AIDS ETC
UCSD Medical Center, Owen Clinic
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8681
Telephone: (619) 543-2415
FAX: (619) 543-2210
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