The dedication to training the next generation of healthcare workforce is seen in the educational and training placements offered across the agency in all disciplines including medical, dental, behavioral health, and non-clinical healthcare students and residents in training. In the year 2019, CHC provided high-quality education and training opportunities to over 400 students and 120 residents in training. We have affiliation agreements with over 30 different educational institutions, including Yale, UCONN, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac University, Georgetown, Fordham University, University of Hartford, and health care institutions including, Middlesex, St. Francis, and Connecticut Children’s Hospitals. The capacity to provide educational instruction and hands-on training in our clinics and school based sites is due to the high-caliber and dedication of our CHC preceptors. Students and residents in training are exposed to a multi-disciplinary approach in a primary care setting that serves underserved populations. The student placements provided this year were comprised of the following:
|Child Psych MD Student||3|
|MSN PMHNP Student||5|
|Dental Assistant Student||4|
|Dental Resident DMD||6|
|RD Hygiene Student||62|
|Medical Assistant Student||10|
|MSN Adult Gero Student||10|
|MSN FNP Student||43|
|MSN PNP Student||8|
|MSN CNM Student||15|
|Pediatric Chief Resident||6|
|Family Medicine Resident DO||15|
|Family Medicine Resident MD||25|
|Non Clinical Intern||16|
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.
Types of programs include:
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