Charles P Vega, MD
Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) for Medical Students, Family Medicine
Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2005
Orange County Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2005
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, 2003
Showdown at the EBM corral. Family Medicine 2000; 32: 383-384.
Additional comments on screening mammography. American Family Physician 2001; 64: 922.
Contributing author and editor, Family Medicine Journal Scan. Review literature relevant to the specialty of Family Medicine and provide 1500-word synopsis of current research on a monthly basis. Published on Medscape.com monthly since founding issue in July, 2001 through April, 2007.
Putting prevention into action: AAFP annual clinical focus. 4,000-word article posted on Medscape.com. Posted 11/25/02.
Individualizing preventive approaches in the elderly.
Intrancranial aneurysms: current evidence and clinical practice. American Family Physician 2002; 66: 601-608.
word article posted on Medscape.com. Posted 11/25/02.
Clinical commentary: Westman study of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. On Medscape.com. Posted 7/19/02.
Dermatology Quiz. Resident and Staff Physician 2002; 48: 38-40.
9. Contributing author, Medscape CME News. Review current literature and summarize in 1,000-word articles 5 times per week. Published on Medscape.com since June, 2003.
Contributor, The Core content Review of Family Medicine. Submit questions with 300-word explanations regularly throughout the year since January, 2003.
Alternative treatments for osteoarthritis. Cortlandt Forum 2003; 16: 26-32.
A Grandson’s Promise. Essay – Honorable Mention in 2002 Doctors’ Writing Contest. Medical Economics 4/11/03; 70-71.
Alcohol recovery and spirituality: strangers, friends, or partners? Southern Medical Journal 2006; 99: 654-7.
Pneumothorax. In The Ten-Minute Diagnosis Manual; Robert Taylor, M.D – editor. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Williams. 2007; 163.
Interpreter Cases for Cultural Competency Instruction. 2006; In AAMC MedEd Portal:
Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT).
Smoking cessation: the importance of pharmacist interventions to successful outcomes. Advanced Studies in Pharmacy August, 2007.
Addressing health care needs of the Latino community: one medical school’s approach. Acad Med 2007; 82: 1145-51.
Author, Best Evidence Review. Review literature relevant to the specialty of Family Medicine and provide 1500-word synopsis of current research with CME elements on a monthly basis. Published on Medscape.com monthly since founding issue in April, 2007.
The Effects of Cigarette Smoking on the Antiplatelet Effect of Clopidogrel. In: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, et al, editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine, 17th ed. [monograph on the Internet]. New York (NY): The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2008 [May 27, 2009].
The Case of the Latina Immigrant Who Confused Her Medications: A Familiar Problem With a Ray of Hope. Medscape.com Family Medicine. Posted on September 23, 2009.
Helping Those Who Need It Most: Medical Education Focused on Poor and Disenfranchised Communities. Virtual Mentor 2009; 11: 870-873.
American Academy of Family Practice
California Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
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