Resident physician trainees at UC Davis benefit from cutting edge training combining biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. Trainees are also encouraged to explore their role beyond the "white coat" and to see themselves as part of a community-wide health promotion network.
Trainees participating in a community health rotation with Communities and Health Professionals Together (CHPT) learn through a three pronged approach. To view examples of our teaching tools, please visit our resources page.
1. Classroom Learning
Scholarly readings and reflection tools to gain practical knowledge and personal insights.
Didactic sessions led by clinical faculty and community members addressing topics from Asset-Based Community Development to informing parents on how to choose quality childcare.
2. Community Exposure
Trainees learn from community members through interactive meetings, events and volunteer experiences in a variety of community settings.
3. Partnerships to Improve Community Health
Trainees work with community partners to identify a health issue of interest; and use local community assets to plan, implement and evaluate a project that addresses the issue. Read more about these interventions on our projects page.
Find out more about UC Davis residency training programs in Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics.
...and Practicing Healthcare Professionals
CHPT provides on-going education and advocacy opportunities to practicing healthcare professionals.These seasoned practitioners also serve as mentors for trainees sharing lessons learned from addressing health both at the community level and with individual patients and families.