Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCS) is excited to offer two types of educational opportunities for medical professionals. In today’s dynamic and outpatient-centered health care system, we believe that medical professionals should be exposed to diverse patient populations and clinical problems in a range of settings. Through our medical education programs, FHCSD recruits and trains physicians from diverse backgrounds who are interested in providing care to the underserved communities of San Diego, while providing high-quality, broad-based clinical education and experience.
Please explore the two programs we currently offer and check back to this webpage as more information becomes available.
Family Medicine Training Residency
A community-based training program located in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. City Heights, the most ethnically diverse community in San Diego and one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation, is called home by a large number of Latinos, Somali, Vietnamese and Cambodians. The clinic provides approximately 65,000 patient visits annually. For the inpatient medicine and surgical experience, residents rotate through Scripps Mercy Hospital and Rady Children’s Hospital. Rady Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in California and is ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps Mercy Hospital is recognized for high performance in 12 specialties.
Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Immersion Program
A six-month educational program that offers a unique salaried opportunity to improve clinical skills and prepare for a career in community medicine. The program will prepare Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to manage complex care of patients in a multi-cultural, socioeconomically diverse population. Participants will develop the integrative skills needed to practice in a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Four positions will be available for the six-month program, with the next session starting October 2017.
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