The La Salud Permanente elective will allow 4th year medical students and residents with elective time who are passionate about Latino health a unique opportunity to contribute to our commitment. Over the course of this highly personalized 4 week program, you will work within primary care departments whose primary focus is Spanish-speaking patients. You will experience our integrated healthcare system, use technology to deliver care, and learn from practicing physicians. We will tailor your experience to suit your areas of interests. For example, you could participate in community health events, work within our Division of Research, help create cutting-edge patient resources, or pilot a performance improvement project in a clinical area.
The program will be offered at the following medical centers within northern California: Antioch, Fresno, Napa, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Vacaville. Spanish-speaking students or residents who demonstrate a superior interest in primary care and contributing to advancements in culturally-sensitive care are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to state their current interests in medicine and express their current involvement in serving diverse communities. They will be paired with enthusiastic and dedicated physician mentors in various clinical settings.