Education

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is excited to offer two types of educational opportunities for medical professionals: our Family Medicine Residency Program and the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Immersion Program.  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.

Family Medicine Training Residency

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A community-based training program located in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. City Heights, the most ethnically diverse neighborhood 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, recognized for its high performance in 12 different medical specialties, and Rady Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in California and ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to learn more about this exciting program.

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Immersion Program

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This is 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. Click here to learn more about the program, as well as additional information about how to apply and requirements.

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