All grant-supported projects revolve
around the UC Department of Family Medicine’s long-standing commitment
to teach trainees about health disparities and cultural competence in
the care of underserved populations.
The department is using the HRSA funds to
develop a new “Underserved” Family Medicine Fellowship, an innovative
Family Medicine “Underserved” Residency Track, enhanced medical student
training in the Family Medicine required third-year medical student
clerkship and a broad program in home and hospice care.
These new programs are being implemented
by the following UC Family Medicine faculty: Orson Austin, MD,
associate professor of clinical medicine; Joe Kiesler, MD, assistant
professor; Bruce Gebhardt, MD, associate professor of clinical
medicine; and Doug Smucker, MD, associate professor. The programs’
goals are to teach trainees how to provide culturally-sensitive, high
quality primary care to minorities and other underserved populations.