Medical and Mental Health Program

Medical Continuity Clinic

CUHCC has internal medicine residents & Internal Medicine-Pediatric residents who do their continuity clinic here. CUHCC is the primary site for the Medicine-Pediatric residency program. Internal Medicine-Pediatric (Med-Peds) physicians are trained in the complex, acute and chronic care of adults and children.

The Med-Peds residency training program at the University of Minnesota is one of the largest and most prestigious Med-Peds programs in the country. As a program, we are committed to the individualized training of residents, to the communities we serve, and to the care of patients with chronic childhood-onset diseases.

Our residents train for 4 years after medical school in the inpatient, intensive care, and outpatient settings. Residents who choose CUHCC as their training site have an interest in community health, service to underserved communities, and global health. Resident's work with internal medicine, pediatric and med-peds supervisors to provide high value care that is patient centered and based on the best evidence.

Medical Students

University of Minnesota medical students come to CUHCC for four week rotations and to observe psychiatrists during clinical interviews. During the four week rotation, medical students experience medicine/pediatrics and family medicine in an urban community-based clinic. They not only are immersed in the medical setting, but they also experience patient care from the perspective of the pharmacists and the psychiatrists.

The educational emphasis is on culturally sensitive primary and family care, diagnostic assessment and treatment planning in an underserved and diverse outpatient population of patients with multiple medical and mental illnesses.

Psychiatry Residency

CUHCC is an established community psychiatry training site for University of Minnesota 3rd-year psychiatry residents. CUHCC residents participate in a unique educational and clinical experience for six months.

Residents learn to work with multicultural populations through specifically selected and monitored patient case loads. They improve clinical expertise with an emphasis on social/developmental, cultural, and trauma-oriented context as well as psychopharmacology, and ethno-transference/ countertransference, within an evidence-based framework.

Residents develop a multi-dimensional treatment plan that reflects biopsychosocial needs of their patients, including close work with CUHCC primary care providers and residents, case managers, domestic abuse advocates, social work triage, nurses, therapists, and other treatment team members.


Advance practice nursing and registered nursing students develop their skills to provide primary care and mental health services.

The nursing students learn to provide culturally sensitive care in an urban community-based clinic to underserved and diverse patient population.

Registered nursing students are trained in both the medical and mental health areas in order to learn how to integrate and coordinate care for patients needing multiple services. A variety of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) such as certified nurse midwives (CNM), nurse practitioners (NP & DNP) in adult, family and peds, and certified nurse specialist (CNS & PhD, CNS) precept the nursing students accordingly.

Social Work Triage Specialist

The Social Work Triage Specialist addresses same-day, episodic, psychosocial needs. The Specialist connects CUHCC patients to community resources and CUHCC programs. This position is filled with paid student positions and Social Work interns (MSW supervision on site).Opportunities may be available by request. Please email [email protected] for more information. 

The over 225 students and residents who come through CUHCC every year have strong reasons for wanting to learn and train at the clinic. From dealing with a diverse patient base with complex needs to participating in a new model of care with skilled preceptors, this is why they choose to come to CUHCC.