Structure and Program Elements

CommUnityCare is training residents to the FQHC model of high-quality and high-performance healthcare: advanced access scheduling, planned care, chronic care model, integrated behavioral health and primary care, with utilization of health information technology and an electronic medical record.

Up to six residency slots are available with CommUnityCare, and the residencies are based on full-time employment by CommUnityCare from August of 2015 to August of 2016.

The residency year begins with an orientation to CommUnityCare, the neighborhoods in which the training site is located, the health problems of the target population, and an orientation by our Chief Medical Officer to the responsibilities and privileges of medical staff participation at CommUnityCare.

There are four key components of the FNP Residency year:

  • Precepted clinics
  • Continuity clinic
  • Specialty rotations
  • Didactic education sessions

Precepted Continuity Clinics

  • 4 sessions/ week
  • Formal coaching sessions of the residency. Residents will be precepted by CommUnityCare providers. Residents will see patients from the preceptor’s panel with preceptor supervision. 

Continuity Clinics

  • 1 session/ week
  • In continuity clinics, the FNP residents develop their own patient panel while supervised by the Residency Director.

Specialty Rotation

  • 4 sessions/ week x 1/ month
  • Thirteen rotations in areas of high-volume/ high-risk situations that are most commonly encountered in the setting of CommUnityCare. Rotations include: Adult Primary Care/ Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health/ Psych, HIV care, healthcare for the homeless, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Diabetes Management, Cardiology, Pharmacology.

Didactic Education Sessions

  • 1 session/ week
  • Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges encountered in FQHCs.