Kaiser Residency Launches La Salud Elective

This elective is offered to residents (PGY2 and above) and 4th year medical students who are passionate about Latino Health and providing culturally respectful care to the Latino community. Chosen participants will learn in primary care departments whose primary focus is Spanish-speaking patients, experience our integrated healthcare system, and use the latest technology to deliver care. Participants will also have the opportunity to work within our Division of Research, participate in community health events, work with teams to help create cutting-edge patient resources, and more.

The elective will be available at our San Jose and Vacaville medical centers, beginning in June 2015.

Spanish-speaking students and/or residents who demonstrate a superior interest in primary care and contributing to the advancement in culturally-sensitive care are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.        Be a 4th year medical student or resident with elective time in good academic standing.
2.        Have a passion to provide health care in Spanish and contribute to our commitment to providing outstanding and culturally sensitive care.
3.        Be available for a pre-screening phone interview to assess Spanish skills.
4.        Be available for a minimum of 2 weeks, maximum of 4 weeks, depending on availability
5.        Application requirements: Complete the online application, include a personal statement illustrating your commitment to improve quality outcomes in the Latino community, attach your CV, as well as a letter of support from your Dean.
6.        Participating students and residents must make their own travel and housing arrangements for their stay in Northern California. Selected participants will receive a stipend of up to $3,000 to cover travel and housing arrangements.

Applications will be accepted through March 2015. Visit our website for more information and to apply: http://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/med-students/lsp-elective/

Kaiser Residency Launches La Salud Elective

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