Most students choose to become doctors to help people. The people who need it most are those who do not have a regular primary care provider or access to quality health care.
The Underserved Health Care track can enhance your competency in providing care to underserved populations. In this track you will:
- Develop reflective skills by exploring personal attitudes and motivation while caring for this population;
- Acquire knowledge and skills to effectively and comfortably provide for their special health care needs;
- Effectively utilize available community resources required to provide comprehensive care and to address the challenges specific to the care of this population; and
- Develop competencies to become an effective social and political advocate for their special needs.
In addition to monthly seminars, learning/service activities include:
- Caring for patients in homeless clinics or shelters;
- Limited clinical experience visits and primary care block experiences in underserved clinics/sites including the SHARING Clinics;
- Underserved and/or international elective experiences; and
- The Underserved Project. It includes a literature review on a related topic, assessment and prioritization of current needs, development and implementation of an intervention and an evaluation of the success of the intervention.
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