As a residency program, we have many ongoing opportunities for community outreach and participation for the residents.
Our residents and faculty regularly volunteer as preceptors at student run health clinics, including Riverside Free Clinic and Coachella Valley Free Clinic.
Spearheaded by faculty Dr. Moazzum Bajwa, our Food is Medicine outreach has been supported by UCSF Champion Provider Fellowship as well as nationally recognized food bank Feeding America.
Dr. Bajwa also initiated the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Promotion (HELP), which emphasizes health education and health advocacy at local Moreno Valley high schools. This program has been integrated into the longitudinal community medicine PGY2 curriculum
Residents have the opportunity to participate in local sporting events, alongside our Sports Medicine Program Director Dr. Uziel Sauceda. Venues include local high school football games, high school sports physicals, USA boxing matches, and many more. Additionally, our residents and faculty staff many annual health fairs in Riverside County, working with League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and California Care Force .
From the clinic perspective, our physicians are well integrated in community outreach and resources, through programs such as Teen Clinic, Health Coaches, and Enhanced Care Management. Through continued close relationships with social services, and an understanding of the needs of our community, we offer a variety of workshops and services for our underserved patients.
Due to our close relationship with University of California Riverside School of Medicine, and other local medical schools, our residents have frequent opportunities for teaching, including through clinic precepting, Clinical Skills for first and second year medical students, and Future Physician Leaders.
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