Essentials of Primary Care: A Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Practice 2023

PCM Essentials 2023
July 30 - August 4, 2023
Everline Resort & Spa - Olympic Valley, CA
Course# MDM24M02

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July 30 - August 4, 2023
Everline Resort & Spa - Olympic Valley, CA
Course# MDM24M02

COVID-19 Guidelines

Registration Fees

$995.00 Physicians

$845.00 Advance Practice Providers, Other Health Professionals,
and Health Professionals in Training

$845.00 Residents/Fellows

Cancellations received in writing before July 29, 2023 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



Primary care clinicians must be highly skilled in preventive medicine, cardiovascular risk factors, day-to-day clinical problems, chronic disease management, communication skills, and optimal use of diagnostic tests and new medications. Health disparities and the care of vulnerable patients are a central part of our daily practice as we try to maximize quality, safety, equity, and value. Close collaboration with other specialists, inpatient colleagues, and diverse teams of health professionals is essential for the care of our complex patients. In addition to a full discussion of common problems in primary care and preventive medicine, this course will also focus on clinical skills and problem-solving in dermatology, women’s health, clinical nutrition, and issues in urgent care. The course will utilize formal lectures, case discussions, practical workshops, an audience response system, questions and answers, a detailed syllabus, and on-demand access to course recordings. Remote learning opportunities will also be available. 

Target Audience 
This course, chaired by Dr. Robert B. Baron and taught by some of UCSF’s best teachers, is designed for practicing internists, family practitioners, advance practice providers, and all other health professionals interested in providing high quality primary care.

Onsite and Remote Learning OptionsHybrid icon
The course will be offered as a live conference. Registrants have the option to attend in person or to tune in remotely via zoom live stream during programming hours (Pacific Time). Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME credit.


The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in primary care. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

  • Implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine including cancer prevention and screening and management of cardiac risk factors;
  • Develop up-to-date strategies for common office problems including hypertension, lipid disorders, diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, obesity, musculoskeletal complaints, STI’s, and covid-19;
  • Manage common problems in women’s health including prevention of cervical and endometrial cancer, menopause, incontinence, and vaginal and vulvar disorders;
  • Diagnose and treat common and skin disorders, skin infections, and skin cancer;
  • Counsel patients to improve eating habits, lose weight, and increase physical activity;
  • Perform an effective problem-based history and physical examination for common complaints in dermatology and women’s health;
  • Perform common office procedures in dermatology and office gynecology;
  • Manage common acute orthopaedic complaints and develop effective imaging strategies;
  • Understand the best initial management strategies for common cancers;
  • Develop best practices in patient communication, shared decision-making, and interprofessional teamwork;
  • Understand how clinician personality type impacts patient care and teamwork;
  • Critically evaluate the medical literature and apply it to clinical practice;
  • Address health disparities in health and healthcare;
  • Increase the quality of care and decrease medical costs.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, Continuing Education and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.  

Geriatric Medicine
The approved credits shown above include 19.00 geriatric credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and  have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses
For the purposes of recertification the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity is designated for a maximum of 19.00 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Nurses should claim 0.1 CEUs for each contact hour of participation in designated pharmacotherapeutic continuing education.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.00 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.

Course Outline

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2023

3:00 pm Registration and Check-In Moderator: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

5:00 Welcome and Course Overview
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

5:10 RxG Controversies in Cancer Screening 2023: Colon, Breast, Lung, and Prostate
Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH

6:00 RxG Prevention and Screening for Cervical and Endometrial Cancer
Rebecca Jackson MD

6:50 pm Adjourn

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2023

7:00 am Continental Breakfast Moderator: Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

7:30 RxG Management of Lipid Disorders: A Risk-Based, Patient-Centered Approach
Robert B. Baron MD MS

8:20 RxG Management of Coronary Artery Disease: A Primary Care Perspective
Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH

9:10 Break

9:30 RxG Management of Outpatient Respiratory Infections as the Covid Pandemic Evolves
Paul Nadler, MD

10:20 RxG Common Dermatologic Problems: What the Primary Care Physician Needs to Know
Toby A. Maurer, MD

11:10 am Adjourn


7:00 am Continental Breakfast Moderator: Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH

7:30 RxG Current and Emerging Strategies for Osteoporosis
Judith M.E. Walsh, MD, MPH

8:20 RxG Heart Failure: New Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment
Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH

9:10 RxG Managing Hypertension in 2023: Practicing in a World of Conflicting Guidelines
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

10:00 Break

10:20 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

A: RxG Best Practices in Urgent Care: Managing Common Acute Disorders in Office Practice
Paul Nadler, MD

B: RxG Dermatologic Procedures in Primary Care*
Toby A. Maurer, MD

11:40 am Adjourn


7:00 am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Rebecca Jackson, MD

7:30 RxG Lumps and Bumps: Best Practices for Benign Breast Conditions
Rebecca Jackson, MD

8:20 RxG Management of Diabetes Mellitus: Implementing the 2023 Guidelines
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

9:10 RxG Dermatologic Infectious Disease: Viral, Fungal and Bacterial Skin Diseases
Toby A. Maurer, MD

10:00. Break

10:20 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

A: RxG Nutrition and Weight Management in Office Practice
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

B: RxG Maximizing Skills in Office Gynecology*
Rebecca Jackson, MD

11:40 am Adjourn


7:00 am Continental Breakfast Moderator: Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH

7:30 RxG Chronic Kidney Disease: Integrating New Tests, New Guidelines, and New Medications
Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH

8:20 RxG Prevention and Treatment of Skin Cancer
Toby A. Maurer, MD

9:10 RxG Common and Commonly Missed Orthopedic Problems
Paul Nadler, MD

10:00 Break

10:20 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

A: RxG Advances in Women’s Health: A Critical Review of the Year’s Most Important Papers
Judith M.E. Walsh, MD, MPH

B: G Personality Type in the Clinical Setting: Better Care and Better Teamwork*
Anda K. Kuo, MD

11:40 am Adjourn


7:00 am Continental Breakfast Moderator: Paul Nadler, MD

7:30 RxG Current Guidelines for Sexually Treated Infections and Vaginitis
Paul Nadler, MD

8:20 RxG What’s New in Management of Menopause and Peri-menopausal Symptoms?
Judith M.E. Walsh, MD, MPH

9:10 Break

9:30 RxG Gynecologic Issues in Older Women
Rebecca Jackson, MD

10:20 RxG Puzzling Genital Skin Problems in Men and Women
Toby A. Maurer, MD

11:10 am Adjourn

G = Geriatric Credit
Rx = Meets Requirements for Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for NPs/Nurses
* = In-person only

Course Chairs

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine




(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and
of Epidemiology & Biostatistics 
Chief, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Anda Kuo, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, California Adverse Childhood Events Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC)

Toby A. Maurer, MD
Professor of Dermatology

Paul Nadler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Acute Care Clinic and Respiratory Screening Center

Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH 
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Chief of Medicine for Research Development
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Medical Director, UCSF Women’s Health Primary Care Practice


Travel & Lodging

Everline Resort & Spa
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Hotel Phone: 530-583-5300

Cutoff Date: June 29, 2023

Deluxe Guestroom: $299
Fireplace Suite: $359
Deluxe Fireplace Suite: $379
*Plus $50 per room, per night resort fee

Reservations: 800-403-4434

Reservations can be made via the link below OR via phone at 800-403-4434 noting that you are with the UCSF Essentials PC Tahoe Course over July 30-August 4, 2023.

Online Reservations

Tahoe Resort



Exhibit Fee: $2,000
Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

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