Adult Gerontology
Program Details and Structure

Program Structure

  • One year salaried residency with benefits, followed by a year of employment at Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Full integration into the organization, including continuous training to a model of high performance health care including access, continuity, planned care, team-based care, prevention-focused care, and use of data & technology.
  • See core curricular elements for the detailed aspects of the program.

Core Curricular Elements

  • Precepted Continuity Clinics – These are the cornerstone of the residency program. Residents develop their own patient panel while having a preceptor (MD, DO, PA, or APRN) exclusively assigned to them. (40%)
  • Specialty Rotations – Month-long rotations in high-risk, high-volume, and high-burden areas most commonly encountered in FQHC settings. Rotations include but are not limited to: Adult Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Health and Healthcare for the Homeless, HIV care, Orthopedics, and Women’s Health. (20%)
  • Mentored Clinics – Residents focus on acute and episodic care and work as part of an integrated care team, seeing patients under the direction of a mentor PCP who is available for consultation. (20%)
  • Weekly Didactic Sessions – Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. Continuing Medical Education Credit is provided for these sessions. (1 session per week)
  • Quality Improvement Seminars – Seminars focus on developing knowledge and skills to improve care utilizing quality improvement tools and methods. (Bi-weekly sessions)
  • Weitzman ECHO® Pain – Residents join a twice monthly videoconference that connects primary care providers with a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists to improve the management of patients with chronic pain. Weitzman ECHO® uses case-based learning to provide support and education to providers. (Bi-weekly sessions)
  • Weitzman ECHO® Sessions Opportunities to participate in Weitzman ECHO® Buprenorphine and HIV/Hepatitis C
  • Community Engagement – Residents are provided opportunities to engage with their assigned community at all levels.
  • Participation in Ongoing Multi-Input Evaluation – Residents contribute to continuous programmatic improvement via assigned evaluations throughout the residency experience.

Compensation & Benefits

The residency is a 12 month, full-time salaried position, followed by a one year post-residency commitment. CHC, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary for residency followed by one post-residency employment year
  • Group medical, dental and health insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with substantial discretionary employer match and contribution
  • Paid time off program
  • License reimbursement benefit
  • Wellness programs
  • Supplemental vision, disability, accident and life insurance

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