There is an overwhelming need for primary care providers who are equipped to care for a diverse population. Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as dentists and pharmacists, are all sought after to work in under-served primary care settings. Community Health Care has responded to this demand by developing one of the nation’s first inter-disciplinary residency program with a focus on providing quality healthcare accessible to everyone. Community Health Care provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to our patient population. This is a unique approach to primary care residencies with multi-disciplinary providers teaching, learning, and working alongside each other. We are prepared to educate exceptional and compassionate physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists.
Family Medicine Residency
Through our Family Medicine Residency we have developed a three-year program, affiliated with the University ofWashington Family Medicine Residency Network, that is accredited for osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) residents. The program accepts six residents each year, for a total of 18 residents located at our Hilltop Regional Health Center.
Family Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Residency
We have a Family Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Residency that trains Nurse Practitioners in an intensive one-year program. The goal of the program is to prepare Nurse Practitioners for a career in public health by providing them the opportunity to develop their knowledge and hone their skills in federally qualified health center (FQHC) setting.
Our Dentistry Residency is in affiliation with New York University Medical Center (NYUMC). This one year program prepares new dentists by providing them extensive training providing care to underserved communities. In the course of the training year, these residents conduct approximately 1,500 patient procedures.
Residents who complete our Pharmacy Residency will function as independent health care providers in delivering optimal drug therapeutic care and medication education to the vulnerable special populations, including: individuals and families experiencing homelessness, residents of public housing, migrant workers, medication management for behavioral health, patients living with HIV, and those in need of Hep C treatment.