ACA Preceptor

Ambulatory Care Apprenticeship

Welcome to the Ambulatory Care Apprenticeship (ACA) website. The ACA Program has been a part of the second (MS2) academic year for the past 10 years and since 2010 has been incorporated into the Clinical Foundations course of the new Integrated Scientific Curriculum of the UCSD School of Medicine. The goal of the ACA is to offer our 1st and 2nd year students the opportunity to work closely with community-based continuity care physician-preceptors and to practice their history and physical examination skills in the real world settings of your practices. Students have always been very enthusiastic about this opportunity to see real patients and to get to know real practicing physicians.  They are most appreciative of your teaching efforts with them.  With ~260 1st/2nd year students to place each year we are always in need of excellent physician-preceptors.   

We are currently recruiting physicians in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us. Feel free to email me at or give me a call at 858-534-4124.

Thank you for considering this request and I hope to hear from you soon!!

Felipe E. “Eddie” Zatarain
Coordinator, Ambulatory Care Apprenticeship
office 858-534-4124

fax: 858-534-8556

on behalf of:

the Clinical Foundations Course Directors

Dr. Roopali Gupta

Dr. Michelle Johnson

Dr. Charles Goldberg

Dr. Savita Bhakta


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