Programs Offered

The Family Medicine Clerkship is a six week ambulatory, primary care experience. Students work alongside their preceptors during patient care activities, which may include home visits, hospital rounds, nursing home rounds, deliveries, volunteer clinics and sporting events, alongside their daily outpatient office schedule.

The Department of Family Medicine in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services offers a two-year fellowship program in HIV Medicine. This, 24-month, post-graduate fellowship trains up-to four physicians annually. The program provides in-depth training in the medical management of persons living with HIV/AIDS at all stages of disease to be experts in HIV medicine and to be systems leaders, successful community partners in patient-center and community-specific HIV intervention

Our national award-winning Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is a student-run group at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. We serve as a resource and advocacy group for students who are interested in exploring a primary care career in family medicine.

The Keck School of Medicine Primary Care Program is a Keck School of Medicine of USC program set to train primary care focused medical students in community health settings. The program accepts 18 first-year medical students.

The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at USC targets its training activities to providers (MDs, PAs, NPs, and pharmacists) who serve marginalized and resource-poor populations of high HIV prevalence, including homeless and incarcerated. We consult with Ryan White funded- and federally qualified agencies to enhance prevention and testing efforts and improve the care of HIV infected individuals in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern Counties. Training opportunities include a fellowship in HIV Medicine, as well as clinical trainings (1 week to 2 months), HIV Risk Assessment including posttest counseling, implementation of HIV testing in clinics, correctional and emergency departments, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV), practice transformation and inter-professional education.

The top ranked Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at USC is a leader in PA education with a focus on recruiting, educating and graduating a diverse group of students in primary care medicine. The program is now ranked 10th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. A national forerunner in interprofessional education, program faculty has trained future leaders in practicing team-based medicine in underserved communities.