UCSF CME: Medical Care of Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

The Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG offers an annual CME course through the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Course Overview:

Publicly insured and uninsured patients make up about half of all outpatient visits in the US, and millions more previously uninsured patients have gained access to health care through the Affordable Care Act. Becoming an expert in caring for the complicated medical and social needs of vulnerable and underserved patients is crucial to every healthcare provider. World-class experts and front-line practitioners from the Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations will present approaches to mitigate the challenges in caring for vulnerable populations and enhance the profound joy clinicians can experience when engaging with patients in greatest need.

Topics to be covered will include updates in a broad range of diseases that disproportionately affect vulnerable patients, such as diabetes, Hepatitis C, HIV, depression, PTSD, heart failure, and hypertension. In addition, we discuss how clinicians can address social factors that complicate the management of medical illness, such as low health literacy, intimate partner violence, food insecurity, etc. We will also tackle how best to integrate behavioral health care for patients with chronic pain, severe mental illness, substance use and complex post-traumatic stress. Each day we will feature a nationally renowned figure in the field of the care of vulnerable populations who will deliver pearls and impart wisdom with respect to how to stay engaged, connected, and inspired.

Upcoming course dates: February 28-March 2, 2019. 

2019 course schedule and registration information to be announced. To review last year's course details please visit: http://www.ucsfcme.com/2018/MDM18M22/info.html