Community Medicine and Care of the Homeless and Underserved Fellowship

Natividad Family Medicine and Clinica de Salud del Valle (CSVS) sponsor a 1 year fellowship in Community Medicine and Care of the Homeless and Underserved in Salinas, CA.

Learning goals for fellows:

  1. Identify the gaps in care for the underserved/homeless and use public health and population health approaches to reduce health disparities
  2. Facilitate collaboration across agencies and identify feasible models to provide comprehensive services to the underserved/homeless
  3. Develop the clinical skill set to provide effective care to the most vulnerable communities. This will be tailored to each fellow and may include: mobile/street medicine, Hep C care, HIV care, addiction medicine and MAT, wound care, LGBTQ+ care, behavioral health/psychiatric care for patients with chronic mental health issues, and coordination with case management and social work.
  4. Advocate for policies and resources to benefit underserved and homeless individuals at the local and state level

The fellow’s primary clinical site will be the CSVS mobile clinic in Salinas. The fellow will be supported by mentors from the department of family medicine and from numerous agencies providing services for the homeless and underserved in Salinas and Monterey County.

Physicians who will graduate from ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residencies by July 2020 are eligible to apply. Spanish proficiency is required. Please send CV, Personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation to NMCFMRES@natividad.com with Community Med Fellowship in the subject line by September 15, 2020.