Learning Pathways - Vulnerable Populations
The Vulnerable Populations Learning Pathway has been developed for residents who have a strong interest in honing their knowledge and skills when working with underserved or international populations.
Both categorical internal medicine and combined internal medicine-pediatrics residents can enroll in the pathway and all residents are invited to participate in the pathway conference series.
Over the course of the residency, individuals who embark on this pathway will participate in didactic sessions, service learning, a variety of clinical experiences and have the opportunity to explore career pathways including service and research.
In addition, residents will develop a community based project which they will present during their final year.
By participating in the learning pathway, residents will:
- Be able to identify and define vulnerable populations encountered locally, nationally, and globally.
- Integrate health policy, public health, and health disparities when providing care to vulnerable populations.
- Describe modification of care and the impact of health disparities and inequities in the care of a vulnerable population.
- Effectively identify, utilize, and collaborate with community organizations who work with vulnerable populations
- Design an intervention to improve the health status for a vulnerable group
- Determine if caring for vulnerable populations will be a career choice.
- Attend conferences and learning pathway meetings
- Attend service learning opportunities
- Apply/Commit to participate in Spring of R1 (or MP2) year
- Begin mentoring relationship with faculty members
- Specific elective participation structured around
- Required participation in conferences/seminars and learning pathway meetings
- Longitudinal underserved continuity clinical experience
- Create academic product(s) - Develop capstone community based-participatory project such as research project, program development, implementation, or evaluation, or quality improvement project
- Consolidate product(s)
- Completion and Presentation of capstone/legacy project
- Mentor new residents
- International opportunities - Amazon, Honduras
Learning Pathway Core Faculty:
Tiffiny Diers, MD
Sandra Riegler, MD
JT Tolentino, MD
Sharice Wood, MD