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Arlin Venturina

Arlin Venturina, MD

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UCSF Fresno Family Medicine offers regularly scheduled didactic sessions. This time is set aside for in-depth discussions and presentations on primary care topics, practice management, behavioral science, and procedural skills. Family medicine faculty are regular contributors to these lectures. We also often invite providers from other specialties to give lectures, many of which involve topics requested by the residents.

The general schedule for our didactic sessions is as follows.

Noon Lectures: Thursdays during lunch time for all residents

  • First and last Thursdays of the month: Inpatient case conference
  • Second Thursday of the month: Journal Club
  • Third Thursday of the month: Resident support group
  • Fourth Thursday of the month: Cross culture lecture

Educational Half-days:

  • PGY-1: Fourth Tuesday afternoon of each 4-week rotation
    • Behavioral lecture, Balint
    • Board review/visiting lecture
    • Inpatient topic lectures
    • Primary care topic lectures
  • PGY-2 and 3: Every Thursday afternoon
    • First Thursday of the month: EBM, geriatrics, nursing home
    • Second Thursday of the month: Resident/faculty meeting, lecture series, M&M
    • Third Thursday of the month: Resident/resident meeting with chiefs, lecture series
    • Fourth Thursday of the month: Balint, lecture series

Morning Report:

  • FM inpatient service: Every Monday, Thursday, and Friday