UNDERSERVED MEDICINE CURRICULUM/ TRACK
The longitudinal Medical Underserved curriculum was created as a means
to educate our family physician residents to the complex issues facing
our communities of color. In addition, there was a need to educate our
residents to the social determinants of health which affect the delivery
of care to our underserved communities such as in Pomona. Issues such
as Implicit Bias and Racism are covered in this longitudinal curriculum.
In addition, residents care for patients at ParkTree community clinic
which is an FQHC. At the end of each session, residents sit down with
the preceptor to discuss various pertinent topics.
The Underserved Medicine track is comprised of residents who are dedicated
to engaging and educating the community to the many issues which affect
the delivery of care to our patients in Pomona. In addition, they have
recently developed a partnership with Bright Prospects which is an organization
dedicated to educating, inspiring and increasing the placement of minorities
in various colleges and universities. They also mentor these students
during their undergraduate years.
Recently, our track residents Dr. Patricia Avelar and Dr. Sarah Hernandez
developed an educational outreach seminar to sophomore high school students
in the Bright Prospects organization with the goal to inspire minority
students to seek careers in the medical field.
Dr. Patricia Avelar
Dr. Sarah Hernandez
Current Track Residents:
Dr. Mary Canders
Dr. Abraham Vela
Key Components of the Underserved Track:
Clinics: include increased time seeing patients and performing procedures.
Curriculum: Readings and use of videos addressing health care disparities in various
CME: conferences in Community Health Care.
Academic Projects: opportunities to develop and implement a community-oriented project that
addresses health care disparity.
Academic Faculty Development: mentoring and training on curriculum development and teaching skills. Presenting
resident lectures on topics of interest.
The track residents are selected based on their interest and good academic
standing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Douglas
Chiriboga MD., Faculty member, Director of Underserved Medicine