Training the Next Generation at CHC
At the Community Health Center, we recognize and support the future leaders of the primary-care movement.We started the first-in-the-nation Nurse Practitioner Residency Program that gives critical clinical experience to NPs when their college education is over. Check out our link at www.npresidency.com.
We offer a Postdoctoral Psychology Residency Program providing comprehensive training in the provision of psychological care to uninsured and underserved populations under the patient-centered medical home model, with a focus on positive client outcomes and building healthy communities. Check out our link at www.chcpostdoc.com.
We nurture students at nearby Wesleyan University in Middletown, working with them in theoretical applications that motivate them to pursue careers in health care. We also support our own employees to improve themselves and their positions by taking advantage of our tuition reimbursement benefit that helps pay for their education as a path to a better job at CHC.
In addition, we recruit National Health Service Corps Scholars and loan recipients who are outstanding students seeking financial aid or looking to repay or forgive outstanding health care debt from their education. Doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers and psychologists are all eligible.
So as you can see, we want to do our share in training and educating the next generation of health-care professionals. And there are many ways to do it.