PRIMARY CARE DEPARTMENT
Nestled within the heart of Mare Island, there lies the vibrant campus of Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine. The pulse of the campus is generated by the faculty and staff that comprise the Primary Care Department (PCD).
The Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine PCD is dedicated to preparing students toward becoming outstanding Osteopathic Physicians who uphold the values, philosophy, and practice of Osteopathic Medicine. We are committed to the application of Osteopathic medicine and its fundamental approach to the art and science of primary care medical practice, encompassing pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and internal medicine.
Our multidisciplinary faculty and staff bring a rich diversity of interests and specialties towards fulfilling our educational mandate of lecture, laboratory, and clinical exposure within the didactic as well as clinical educational curricula. Additionally, the PCD initiates and supports ongoing research in Osteopathic Medicine, as well as more traditional medical topics, that may be utilized towards enhancing the quality of care for our patients, the Bay Area community, and the Osteopathic profession at large.
Faculty members of the PCD teach primarily within the Osteopathic Doctoring and Integrated Systems courses. Physical examination skills, doctor-patient relationship, ethics and professionalism, medical jurisprudence, clinical reasoning skills, evidence- and population-based medicine, clinical decision making, and medical documentation are all components of our courses. Our faculty members also provide curriculum support for the basic sciences in clinical medicine, a variety of electives, preceptorship for advanced students on clinical rotations, and global health opportunities. In addition, our faculty develop and evaluate student performance with standardized patients utilizing Objective Structured Clinical Encounters (OSCE) and our Clinical Encounter sequence. Many of our clinical faculty members also care for patients at the joint Solano County Family Health Services Clinic at several sites in the county.
You are invited to explore our website and use it to generate any questions you might have about our program. For more information, please contact faculty members directly or myself.
Gail Feinberg, DO, FACOFP, M.Ed
Chair of Primary Care Department
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