UCSF Hot Topics in Primary Care Medicine

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Full Course:  15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 01/14/23)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Designed for practicing internists, family practitioners, and all other health professionals interested in providing high quality primary care, this course will present a comprehensive review of new developments in outpatient medicine.

Explore the Latest Developments

UCSF Hot Topics in Primary Care Medicine presents a comprehensive review of new developments in outpatient medicine, with emphasis on the day-to-day controversies of office practice. Led by Robert B. Baron, MD, MS, this CME program highlights best practice guidelines for a range of topics, from cancer screening and allergy and immunology, to current approaches to gout, depression, dermatology, sports medicine, osteoporosis, and more.
It will help you to better:
  • Manage common problems including high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, asthma, COPD, stroke, TIAs, vertigo, STDs, diabetes, hearing loss, sinusitis, substance abuse, and more
  • Diagnose and treat special problems in women's health
  • Select the best diagnostic tests
  • Understand health disparities and your role in providing equitable, patient-centered care
This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

Series 1 (UCSFPCM1)

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

Full Course:
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Only Available Option: Full

Course Topics

Preventive Medicine

Prevention of Infections: Best Practices in Vaccination; Updates in Breast Cancer Screening; Cancer Screening 2019: New Recommendations, New Controversies; and How Should We Approach Cervical Cancer Screening and Routine Pelvic Examinations in 20

Clinical Strategies in Primary Care I

Management of Lipid Disorders: Integrating the New Guidelines; Safer Opiate Prescribing; Common and Uncommon Problems in Otolaryngology; and Updates in Nutrition and Exercise: New Trials and New Guidelines.

Clinical Strategies in Primary Care II

Current Strategies in Perioperative Medicine; Quality Contraception Care: Counseling and Controversies; and Updates in Hospital Medicine.

Clinical Strategies in Primary Care III

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Now More than Ever; Gout: An Old Disease that is Coming of Age; and Palliative Care Pearls for the Busy Practitioner.

Clinical Strategies in Primary Care IV

Current Approaches to Asthma and COPD; Management of Common Problems in Sports Medicine; Best Practices in Chest Imaging for the Non-Radiologist; and Current Approaches to Allergy and Immunology.

Clinical Strategies in Primary Care V

Depression in Primary Care: Mourning or Melancholia; Interventional Cardiology for the Non-Cardiologist: New Innovations and New Guidelines; and Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis: What?s New and Controversial in 2019

Course Objectives

After viewing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine, including new strategies for cancer screening, immunizations, prevention of coronary heart disease, and stroke
  • Manage common office problems including high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, asthma, COPD, gout, stroke, TIAs, vertigo, sexually transmitted infections, diabetes, hearing loss, sinusitis, and substance abuse
  • Manage common specialty problems in neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, dermatology, allergy and immunology, otolaryngology, orthopedics and sports medicine, gynecology, psychiatry, nutrition, hospital medicine, perioperative care, geriatrics, and palliative care
  • Diagnose and treat common problems in women's health including cervical, breast and ovarian cancer, routine pelvic exams, contraception, and osteoporosis
  • Select the best diagnostic tests and enhance value in medical practice
  • Use best evidence and optimize patient communication and shared-decision making
  • Become a better health advocate with a deeper understanding of health disparities and the central role of primary care clinicians in providing equitable, patient-centered care



The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Additional Information


Expand Your Skills

Available online, UCSF Hot Topics in Primary Care Medicine provides a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 15.5 ABIM MOC points. You get access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.