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Interprofessional Education and Training

Training for the next generation of clinical complexity and performance

CHC is a major center of education and training for the next generation of the healthcare workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.

Annually, we welcome hundreds of students/trainees from all health disciplines including medical, dental, nursing, and behavioral health. Our students/trainees come from a variety of educational institutions including:

  • American International College
  • Antioch University
  • Columbia University
  • Fairfield University School of Nursing
  • Fordham University
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Lincoln College
  • Prince Tech
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Samford University
  • Sawyer / Butler Business School
  • Southern CT State University
  • Springfield College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • UCONN Health Center
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of New England
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

In addition to hosting students from our affiliated colleges and universities, CHC also hosts several residencies for nurse practitioners, psychiatric APRNs, post-doctoral psychologists, and dentists.

An exceptional and unique training experience

Each student placed in a position receives boarding and training to CHC’s environment and technology. CHC matches the accepted student(s) to a mentor who is committed CHC’s model of standards and practices.

Students work as part of a team-based, interprofessional collaborative care model. In this model, behavioral health clinicians, primary care providers, nurses, dentists and pharmacists all work closely together, sharing the same electronic health record and often seated together in the same pod.

Students are immersed in data driven, continuous front line quality improvement and they receive ongoing feedback on their performance. CHC will request ongoing feedback from the student on their experience relative to their expectations.

CHC is nationally recognized as an industry leader for the quality of its care, the expertise of its staff, and its innovations in technology, healthcare delivery, and clinical quality improvement.

CHC is accredited by the Joint Commission under ambulatory and behavioral health standards and is recognized by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, and by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.

How to participate

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CHC has formal affiliations with many academic partners. Educational Institutions interested in developing a new agreement should contact CHC to do so at o[email protected].

STUDENTS/TRAINEES: Students who are interested in securing a training/education experience at CHC must ask their educational institution to contact CHC with a request.