Clinical Training Services

The CAPTC Clinical Program is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers in the area of sexual health.

We offer face to face and online STD clinical training to health professionals in AZ, CA, HI, NV, NM and the US – affiliated Pacific Islands. Our areas of expertise include screening, treatment and prevention of STDs. Our content is always up to date with the latest epidemiological trends and scientific advancements.

The CAPTC Clinical Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers.

Upcoming Courses

STD/HIV Clinical Update

A free CME/CE event for healthcare professionals

September 20, 2017
8AM-4PM (Lunch Provided)
University of Nevada, Reno, Innevation Center

Expert faculty will provide clinical updates on:
Local and state STD/HIV Epidemiology
chlamydia, gonorrhea, sexual history taking, HSV/HPV, syphilis screening and therapy, and HIV/PrEP

Who should attend:  Learning Objectives:
Physicians
Physician assistants
Nurse practioners
Nurses
Pharmacists
All medical providers interested in STD/HIV clinical updates
• Discuss local STD epidemiology as it pertains to risks for patients
• Describe the current screening and treatment recommendations for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and syphilis
• Discuss recent data recommendations on PrEP/PEP and effective delivery models

STD/HIV Clinical Update

A free CME/CE event for healthcare professionals

October 3, 2017
12 – 4:30 pm (Lunch Provided)
Sacramento County
Sierra Health Foundation 1321 Garden Hwy, Bannon Island Room
Sacramento, CA 95833

Strengthen your delivery of STD/HIV care and prevention!
Topics include:
Local Epidemiology
Syphilis & Congenital Syphilis
Gonorrhea: Extragenital Testing &
Antibiotic Resistance
HIV/PrEP and EXPERT Panel Discussion

Questions? Please contact Dominique.Reminick@ucsf.edu

STD/HIV Clinical Update

A free CME/CE event for healthcare professionals

October 25, 2017
12 – 4 pm (Lunch Provided)
San Joaquin General Hospital
500 W. Hospital Rd. French Camp, CA, 95231 – Room CR 1A & 1B

Strengthen your delivery of STD care and prevention!
Topics include:
Local Epidemiology
Congenital Syphilis
Gonorrhea: Extragenital Testing & Antibiotic Resistance
Syphilis Cases: Pregnant Patients & MORE

Questions? Please contact Dominique.Reminick@ucsf.edu

Expert Hour Webinar Series

HIV-PrEP with Expert Panel Discussion

What to expect this STD Expert Hour:

Derek Blechinger, MD, MPH will introduce us to HIV-PrEP and will facilitate an audience-led panel discussion with PrEP Experts Jen Brodsky, MS, FNP, MPH, Kerry Kay, MD, MPH and John Po, MD, PhD!

We’ll cover the below learning objectives:

1. Summarize current recommendations for screening and diagnosis of HIV, and discuss the importance of initiating HIV treatment

2. Discuss current data on PrEP effectiveness, and monitoring for HIV infection, STIs, and renal function
Understand current range of PrEP/PEP delivery models

3. Name at least 1 resource for providers seeking consultation about PrEP

Clinical STD Trainings

STD clinical training courses provide up-to-date information to public and private clinicians who diagnose, treat and manage patients with STDs and HIV.

Our courses build clinical skills and create experiential learning environments. You can expect our instructors to honor your expertise and to invite your full participation in any course you attend.

Training content and priorities are based on current CDC STD Treatment Guidelines which encompass screening, treatment and prevention of STDs, and are informed by STD epidemiological trends and scientific advancements.

Clinical Preceptorship

Clinical Preceptorship

For practicing clinicians, 4-16 hours; students typically precept 1 to 2 days.
Experience individually supervised clinical training covering all aspects of the STD clinic visit at an STD clinic in San Francisco, CA. Participants work one-on-one with clinic staff as they manage patients.
A didactic course is required before the clinical preceptorship. Flexible scheduling is available.

 

DATES TO BE ARRANGED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

 

Course fee: $75/day; CME fee: $15 per 1/2 day, $30 per day. Free nursing contact hours. Scholarships are available for clinicians who meet specific criteria.

 

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Male and Female Genital Exam Skills

Male and Female Genital Exam Skills

A skills-based hands-on training from 8 a.m.-12 noon, focusing on the male and female genital exam.
Participants engage in experiential training with male and female teaching assistants.
Designed for clinicians who will be using these skills in their clinical practice.
Must be taken in conjunction with a didactic course.

 

Course fee is $75.

 

PARTICIPATION IN GENITAL EXAM SKILLS IS LIMITED TO MDs, DOs, RNs, APNs, PAs AND HANDS-ON MEDICAL CLINICIANS

 

CME fee: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free.

 

Each enrollment application will be reviewed for appropriate qualifications for this training. Applicants will be notified by a CA PTC staff person as to their registration status.

 

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STD Update for Clinicians

STD Update for Clinicians

During this training, practicing clinicians learn epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and management of STDs. This course is presented in an interactive format and incorporates case discussions.

 

CME credits: $30; Nursing Contact Hours: Free

 

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CDC 2015 Treatment Guidelines and STD Update

CDC 2015 Treatment Guidelines and STD Update

A course focusing on updates from the CDC 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines.
Course is a minimum of 1 hour or longer (2-3 hours) if combined with additional STD Update content.

1 CME credits: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free

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Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens

Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens

Intended for Practicing Clinicians with Prior Wet Mount Experience

A three-hour course from 2-5 p.m. beginning with a fifteen-minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and infection control.
This will be followed by fifteen minutes on interpretation of VWM and application to diagnosis of vaginitis, utilizing lecture, PowerPoint presentation, and group discussion. The remaining two and one-half hours consists of experiential training, including laboratory practicum on examination of saline and KOH vaginal wet mounts (VWM).
During this portion of the training, participants will have an opportunity for group discussion, explanation and demonstration, as well as practice and return demonstration.

 

Course fee of $50 will be waived for UCSF residents.

 

3 CME credits: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free.

 

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STD Update for Clinicians: Half-Day

STD Update for Clinicians – Half Day

This training will address key components in the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of common sexually-transmitted diseases.

This training is intended for MDs, NPs, PAs and other health professionals caring for patients with or at risk for STDs.

 

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Online Clinical STD Trainings

Recognizing the challenges faced by healthcare providers in attending face to face training, the California PTC offers a growing number of online learning and distance learning options.

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STD Expert Hour - Congenital Syphilis and Syphilis During Pregnancy

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STD Expert Hour - Syphilis 2016: Return of the Great Masquerader

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Sexual Healthcare for Transgender Patients

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STD Expert Hour - Genital Dermatology

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Common Antibiotic Conundrums and Clinical Pearls

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STD Expert Hour - STDs and LARC

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STD Expert Hour - Supporting Our Youth, Embracing Opportunities in Adolescent Sexual Health

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STD Expert Hour - What’s New in the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines

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Be PrEPared: A Practical Approach to Implementing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

In this video, Oliver Bacon, MD, MPH, presents the case for obtaining rectal and pharyngeal screening tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia in men who have sex with men.

 

In this video Doctors Ina Park and Sarah Lewis discuss current trends in epidemiology, recommended treatment, and antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea.

In this 17-minute video, Holly Howard, MPH, discusses why retesting for chlamydia and gonorrhea at three months or opportunistically after treatment is so important for patients’ health. She also suggests effective methods for assuring that patients receive this retest.

Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, provides a 15-minute update on current diagnosis and management of syphilis infection. Video production by Jon Schainker at Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley.

Linda Creegan, NP, discusses how to ask patients clinically important questions about their sexual health and risks for STD and HIV in a clear and respectful manner.

In this video Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, discusses why all providers should be aware of ocular syphilis, and how providers can keep an eye out for syphilis.

Karen Scott, MD, and Sheena Paul discuss the impacts of negative and positive perspectives on sexual health.

Ina Park, MD, MS, and Linda DeSantis, M.Ed, discuss the top 10 updates in the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.

The CAPTC is a proud member of the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) operated by the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).

The STDCCN is an online consultation service for healthcare providers. Expert faculty from the CAPTC clinical team respond to consults from healthcare providers within our region. Online requests for STD clinical consults are addressed within 1 – 3 business days, depending on urgency.

This service is intended for licensed healthcare professionals and STD program staff. We do not provide direct medical care, treatment planning or medical treatment services to individuals.

Clinical Resources

Access the latest STD guidelines and best practices for STD management geared towards practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals caring for patients with or at risk for STDs.

STD Topics

Guidelines and Special Populations

Our Team

Sharon Adler, MD, MPH

Sharon Adler, MD, MPH

Clinical Program Faculty

Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH

Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH

Clinical Program Faculty

Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH

Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH

Clinical Program Faculty

Chris Hall, MD

Chris Hall, MD

Clinical Program Faculty

Bio
Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, is clinical faculty at the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the department of Family and Community Medicine. She received her medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). She completed the Family Practice Residency program at UCSF as well as the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health program run by the UCB/UCSF. Dr. Adler has worked in the STD field for 14 years including 10 years of work at the California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health and has clinical experience working in community clinics, public health clinics, indigent care free clinics in the San Francisco bay area as well as at the San Francisco STD City Clinic. In her current position Dr. Adler develops curricula and conducts and coordinates STD trainings with a focus on special populations including, Correctional, Indian Health Service, Pacific Island and Border Health providers.
Bio
Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH, is the Chief of the STD Control Branch for the California Department of Public Health and Clinical Faculty for the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. She received her Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley and her Medical Doctorate from UCSF School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at UCSF and is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. In her current position, she develops curricula and conducts clinical training, provides care for STD patients, and designs public health research and programs to reduce the burden of STDs in California.
Bio
Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH, is the medical director of San Francisco City Clinic, the municipal STD clinic in San Francisco and an assistant professor at UCSF in the division of infectious diseases. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a research fellowship in HIV prevention studies at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and has a masters in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She provides HIV primary care at City Clinic and the VA medical center. Her research focuses on using implementation science to guide the translation of STD and HIV prevention research into clinical and public health practice. She is currently a protocol Co-Chair and site Co-Principal Investigator of The Demo Project, an NIH-funded research study assessing the delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in STD and community health clinics.
Bio
Chris Hall, MD, was trained in infectious diseases at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), following internal medicine residency at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and medical school at Johns Hopkins. He received a Masters in Management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Formerly, Chris was Policy Director for San Francisco’s Health Initiatives for Youth, following work at the National Hemophilia Foundation in New York where he was the Director of Clinical Research. He began work in HIV in 1987 at the National AIDS Network, a group based in Washington, DC, dedicated to the organizational development of AIDS service organizations in the epidemic’s early years. In addition to STD-related work, he has published in the areas of antiretroviral salvage therapy and HCV co-infection in marginally housed HIV-infected persons in San Francisco. He is adjunct assistant professor at UCSF, Medical Director of San Francisco Magnet center, and he provides primary HIV care at the East Bay AIDS Center in Berkeley and the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.
Ina Park, MD, MS

Ina Park, MD, MS

Clinical Program Medical Director

Dominique Reminick, MA

Dominique Reminick, MA

Clinical Regional Coordinator

Karen Scott, MD

Karen Scott, MD

Clinical Program Faculty

Julie Stoltey, MD, MPH

Julie Stoltey, MD, MPH

Clinical Program Faculty

Bio
Ina Park, MD, MS, is the Medical Director of the California STD/HIV-Prevention Training Center and Chief of the Office of Medical and Scientific Affairs at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD Control Branch. She received her Medical Degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and her Masters of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles and a fellowship in Clinical Sexually Transmitted Diseases at CDPH and the University of California San Francisco. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the UCSF in the department of Family and Community Medicine and provides clinical care and clinical teaching at San Francisco General Hospital.
Bio
Dominique Reminick, MA, is the Clinical Regional Coordinator for the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC). Her lifelong commitment to serving the community led her to positions in social work, counseling, public safety, and health advocacy. After receiving her Master of Arts degree in Cognitive Science from University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, she joined the Curry International Tuberculosis Center at UCSF, directing logistics for TB training and technical assistance efforts throughout the western US.  She played a key role in providing editorial support for materials such as the Ministry of Health Uganda National Guidelines for the Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition (2015) and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: A Survival Guide for Clinicians, 3rd Edition (2016). In her current position, she is responsible for coordinating all clinical training and technical assistance activities in CAPTC’s assigned 5 state region (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico), in the area of STD screening, diagnosis, and treatment. 
Bio
Karen Scott, MD, is the STD Fellow at the University of California San Francisco, California Prevention Training Center and California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch. She obtained a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She also completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Currently, she is completing the Executive Master of Public Health in Applied Epidemiology at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia. Her background and experience include thirteen years of service, education, advocacy, program management, and leadership in health care to marginalized communities of youth, women, and girls of color in Chicago’s urban and suburban communities. In response to the persistent sexual and reproductive health disparities, she changed the trajectory of her career from direct service to individuals to population health management, epidemiology, science and policy, specifically around sexual and reproductive health, education, rights, and identities. As the STD Fellow, she is excited to the strengthen the capacity of systems, administrators, and providers to better understand the critical role of the intersectionality of race, class, sex, gender, age, and trauma – both historical and generational – in sexual and reproductive health, health behavior, and health care decision making. She hopes to integrate a “youth centered and trauma informed reproductive justice” framework into all aspects of her public health networks, training, and career development.
Bio
Julie Stoltey, MD, MPH, is a Public Health Medical Officer at the California Department of Public Health in the STD Control Branch, clinical faculty at the California STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center, and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSF. She received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed Internal Medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and she attends on the Infectious Disease service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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Face to Face Courses

Fundamentals of STDs (3 days)
Clinical Preceptorship (1 – 2 days)
Male and Female Genital Exam Skills (4 hours)
STD Update for Clinicians (half-day or full-day)
CDC 2015 Treatment Guidelines and STD Update (1 – 3 hours)
Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens (3 hours)
New webinars are offered quarterly. Register for upcoming webinars and get CMEs and CNEs.

Our expert faculty have presented at numerous events including:

Grand Rounds for Universities and Healthcare Organizations

  • Stanford University
  • UC San Francisco
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Indian Health Services

National Medical/Nursing Specialty Conferences

  • Contraceptive Technology
  • IDWeek
  • National Conference on Correctional Health Care
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Regional Medical/Nursing and Public Health Conferences

  • California Nurse Practitioners Annual Meeting
  • UCSF Annual Review in Family Medicine

Conferences for Health Professionals-in-Training

  • UCSF Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs
  • UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Our Clinical Program works with over

clinicians every year

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