Community Medicine Fellowship
The Community Medicine Fellowship program prepares fellows to become clinical leaders, educators, and agents of positive change. Fellows care for underserved patients while working with community health leaders to improve healthcare delivery and outreach. The 13-month fellowship (July 1 – July 31) is full-time and pays $102,000 plus benefits.
Community Medicine Rotation
Our program has a Community Medicine Junior Faculty Fellow assisting our faculty in providing an outstanding Community Medicine teaching experience. Residents spend one week with CAST (Child Abuse Services Team for Orange County). Starting in the second year, they also have a two-week rotation in both the second and third years of training. In addition, residents spend time on a longitudinal basis in partnership with Latino Health Access, Lestonnac Clinic, and working with the homeless via the Illumination Foundation. Our residents and teaching faculty work along with lay health workers to provide essential medical services, including home visits when needed. Residents also participate in our new mental health clinic for uninsured individuals. These rotations provide invaluable education in use of community resources for those who have no medical care “home.” Our program has received multiple local and national Kaiser Permanente community service awards for these efforts, as well as over $1 million grant funding from the State of California to help our uninsured neighbors.