Community Medicine

Our rotation in community medicine introduces you to the variety of medical and social services available to patients in the community.

During your first year of residency, you’ll spend two days at a community occupational medicine clinic, a half day at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, a half day with one of our Diabetes Educators, half a day at Bestself Behavioral Health and a half day at the Family Justice Center.

You can expect to spend an evening working at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic during your second and third years of residency. The clinic, which is run by medical students, provides free health care to uninsured and underserved patients. 

You’ll have the opportunity to work with the EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) program and their wellness fairs. You can also gain experience in the program’s parent education classes, which are designed to help parents acquire the skills and knowledge they need to once again become positive influences in the lives of their children.  

Additionally, you will have the choice of working with other community organizations.  

Participating Sites

Dozens of organization participate in this rotation, including:

Years Taken

PGY-1, 2 and 3

Length of Rotation

1 week in PGY-1

4 hours during majority of modules in PGY-2 and 3