CPMC’s medical education programs provide health care professionals with the opportunity to receive world-class training in medicine, nursing, and other allied health professions. The investment in medical education shows our commitment to training the future work force and improving the quality of medical professionals. As a private, multi-campus teaching hospital, CPMC offers educational experience to physicians through its residency and fellowship training programs. Nursing schools throughout the Bay Area also look to CPMC, and especially to its nurses, to provide their students with hospital-based clinical experience.
CPMC provides clinical experience and supervision for students from across the country who are preparing for a variety of professional roles in health care. In 2012, CPMC offered 182 internship placements.
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BioMedical and Clinical Research
CPMC’s Research Institute (CPMCRI) brings clinicians and researchers together to discover effective treatments and diagnostic technologies. Approximately 60 principal investigators, both laboratory and clinical researchers, including molecular biologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, biochemists, physicists, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, biostatisticians, and computer scientists, work within CPMCRI.
Biomedical research is conducted in such diverse areas as aging, arthritis, epilepsy, diabetes, neurobiology of pain, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, organ transplantation, mechanisms of drug addiction, neurodegenerative diseases (for example, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. More than 300 clinical trials, primarily funded by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, are conducted through the CPMCRI Office of Clinical Research.
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Community Workforce Programs for Youth
Building the San Francisco workforce, especially by creating opportunities for youth, is a major focus of CPMC’s community benefit strategy. In 2012, CPMC provided training opportunities to 100 individuals through its community workforce programs.
CPMC partners with organizations such at the Galileo Health Academy, CPMC SimSurg Center, WorkLink, YearUp, Immaculate Conception Academy, Jewish Vocational Services, Life Long Learning Academy, Pacific Epilepsy Program, and many more.
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