Our Patients

The patient population is predominately low-income and underinsured/uninsured: the working poor. You will be exposed to problems common and unique to underserved populations and you will provide primary care to these individuals. Because of their poor access to care, you will encounter very ill patients with long neglected medical needs. You will be guided carefully through an abundance of organic and social pathology and you will have ample opportunity to practice those skills that you need to become an outstanding physician.


Service Length Night Shifts
Intern Orientation 2 weeks N/A
Family Medicine Inpatient 2 months N/A
Internal Medicine Inpatient 1 month N/A
Medical ICU 1 month night float
CCU 2 weeks 1x/week
Pediatric Inpatient 1 month 1 week
Nursery 1 month 1 week
Obstetrics 1 month night shifts-4 weeks
OB Traige 2 weeks N/A
Community Medicine 2 weeks N/A
Surgery (trauma) 2 weeks 2-3x
ED Observation unit 2 weeks N/A
Pediatric Development 1 month N/A
Vacation 2 x 2 weeks N/A
Continuity Clinic 1 x week N/A
Service Length Overnight Call
Family Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks Q 5- 6
Family Medicine Night Float 2 weeks M-F 6pm-7:30am
* FM x-cover call 3 months ~2-4
Obstetrics 1 month N/A
Neurology & Orthopedics 6 weeks 4 calls
Pediatric Emergency Room 1 month N/A
Procedures / Rheumatology 1 month *
Women’s Health/ Gynecology 1 month *
Cardiology 1 month *
Continuity Pediatrics Clinic 6 month 1 session/week
Geriatrics/Community Oriented Primary Care/ Research 1 month *
Elective 1 month *
Inpatient Geriatrics / Palliative Care 2 weeks N/A
Community Medicine 2 weeks N/A
Vacation 2 x 2 weeks N/A
Continuity Clinic 2 half-days / week N/A
Nursing Home Longitudinal N/A
Service Length Overnight Call
Family Medicine Inpatient 2 weeks Q5- 6
Resident Clinic Director 1 month *
Ambulatory Surgery 1 month 4 times
Adult Emergency Medicine 1 month *
HIV/Community Medicine 1 month *
ENT 2 weeks *
Urology 2 weeks *
Psychiatry (Inpatient Consult and ED) 1 month *
Population Management / Nutrition 2 weeks *
Sports Medicine 1 month *
Family Medicine Night Float 3 weeks M-F 6pm-7:30am
Dermatology 1 month *
Electives 2 months *
Vacation  2 x 2 weeks *
* FM x-cover call * Approx 2-4
 Continuity Clinic  3-4 half-days/week  N/A

This program exists in order to assist you in your quest to become a physician. In the process, you will become a lifelong learner and an activist for social change. You will learn how to define your own educational and social needs and you will be offered the opportunity to become active in setting the program’s educational and social priorities; you will become a co-owner of the program. In the process of learning how to teach, you will become a better learner and you will be enhanced with leadership skills in preparation for your future role in the community.