As associate clinical professor of pediatrics, Lloyd Takao, MD, teaches in the Foundations of Medical Care Program through the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With the help of such experienced faculty members as Dr. Lloyd Takao, UCSF provides a four-year curriculum that prepares up-and-coming physicians for the sorts of clinical challenges they’ll face over the course of their careers.
The first year of medical instruction at UCSF includes three core courses that focus on patient care, organ systems, and metabolism and nutrition. During the second year, patient care remains a key part of the curriculum, which also expands to include important matters ranging from immunity to malignancies.
During their third year at UCSF, medical students gain hands-on clinical and clerkship experience. Moreover, during the summer, they undergo advanced clinical studies, which carry on into their fourth and final year.
For more information about the UCSF medical program and its faculty, prospective students can visit the university’s website at http://www.meded.ucsf.edu.