CUHCC's Training Programs
CUHCC: An Innovator in Urban Primary Care Education
- CUHCC is a training site for internal medicine and internal Medicine-Pediatric residents.
- Our 4-year post-school residency program allows individuals to train with internal medicine, pediatric, and med-peds supervisors to provide patient-centered care emphasizing community health, service to underserved communities, and global health.
- This four-week rotation allows University of Minnesota medical students to experience medicine/pediatrics and family medicine in an urban community-based clinic from the perspective of the pharmacists and the psychiatrists.
- The educational emphasis is on culturally sensitive care, diagnostic assessment, and treatment planning for patients with multiple medical and mental illnesses.
- Advanced practice nursing and registered nursing students develop their skills to provide primary care and mental health services.
- Nursing students learn to provide culturally sensitive care to underserved and diverse patient populations.
- Registered nursing students learn how to integrate and coordinate care for patients needing multiple services.
- Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) such as certified nurse midwives (CNM), nurse practitioners (NP & DNP) in adult, family, and peds, and certified nurse specialists (CNS & PhD, CNS) precept the nursing students accordingly.
- CUHCC trains University of Minnesota 3rd-year psychiatry residents in a unique six-month educational and clinical experience.
- Residents learn to work on specifically selected and monitored patient caseloads. They improve clinical expertise with an emphasis on social/developmental, multicultural and trauma-oriented contexts, psychopharmacology, and ethno-transference/countertransference, within an evidence-based framework.
- Residents develop a multi-dimensional treatment plan that reflects the biopsychosocial needs of their patients. This includes working closely with CUHCC primary care providers, case managers, domestic abuse advocates, social work triage, nurses, therapists, and other treatment team members.
- The Social Work Triage Specialist addresses same-day, episodic, psychosocial needs.
- Specialists connect CUHCC patients to community resources and CUHCC programs. This position is filled with paid student positions and Social Work interns (on-site MSW supervision).
- Opportunities may be available by request. Please email [email protected] for more information.
University of Minnesota Senior dental students complete two-week rotations and learn to provide various dental services.
Hygiene students from Argosy University provide two half-day clinics: a pediatric prophy (cleanings) and a pediatric sealant on two Saturdays each month.
Endodontic Residents provide root canal therapy to CUHCC patients at the University of Minnesota Dental School.
University of Minnesota Pedodontic Residents and two hygiene students provide one half-day Saturday clinic for pediatric treatment and hygiene.
- Each year (July-June) CUHCC accepts two highly sought-after pharmacy residents. Residents provide direct patient care and serve as reliable resources for answering clinical and medication access questions.
- The residents work collaboratively with the health care team which may include medical, mental health, nursing, outside specialists, interpreters, case managers, home health nurses, family caregivers, and care coordinators.
- Residents are responsible for all aspects of pharmaceutical care practice including medication management, assessment of the patient’s medication-related needs, identification of drug therapy problems, individualized care plan development with interventions, and follow-up evaluation.
- Our Pharmacy Director is Kim Tran, PharmD.