- Longitudinal Underserved Community Curriculum (LUCC) provides training in cultural competency and community-oriented care, and has been shared as a teaching model for residencies across the country.
- Family Medicine Behavioral Health Collaborative Curriculum (FMBHCC) includes longitudinal behavioral health-focused clinical training, experiential workshops, and lectures designed to improve resident comfort in managing behavioral health conditions.
Diverse Cultural Experiences
- Provide care for members of the with Latinx, Bosnian, Somalian, Iraqi, Vietnamese, and other communities in an urban underserved FQHC.
- Opportunities available for ongoing clinical training LGBTQ+ care, including the provision of primary care and gender-affirming hormone therapy for a transgender and gender non-conforming patient population.
Addiction Medicine Training
- Residents provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to their continuity patients with opioid use disorder in the primary care setting.
- Additional addiction experiences include addiction medicine elective, regular addiction-focused didactic lectures, and access to the expertise and experience of the addiction faculty and fellows of SLU’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship.
Academic University-Based Training Program
- Opportunities to participate in community-based research, with top-notch resources and support from the Department of Family and Community Medicine research staff.
Longitudinal Wellness Program
- Intentional part of our residency culture.
- Emphasis on cultivating relationships includes resident generational families, regular resident support group, biannual team building retreats, and frequent social gatherings/happy hours.
- Regular BH shadowing in clinic helps residents work on time management and patient interactions.
- Longitudinal wellness curriculum includes monthly Balint and support group, regular lectures and experiential learning opportunities through VA Whole Health program, and regular offerings in medical humanism and personal/professional development.
- For interested residents, optional concentration tracks are available in maternity care and sports medicine.