In January, the Division of Community Health welcomed the Duke Family Medicine interns for a two-week segment of their community engagement experience. The first-year residents previously spent time in the division in July on a Community Health Rotation.
The interns — Brian Blank, M.D.; Sam Fam, DO; Jonathan Hedrick, M.D.; Jonathan Jimenez, M.D.; and Everlyn Perez, M.D. — met with program administrators for overviews of services available within the division and observed the day-to-day operations of some population health care management processes, often in the form of patient home visits.
The interns also attended a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program discussion session regarding the Affordable Care Act and toured facilities and held discussions with key community-based partners such as the Durham County Health Department, Lincoln Community Health Center, Holton Clinic, TROSA and El Futuro.
The Duke Family Medicine residents spend time with the Division of Community Health when they first enter the residency program, allowing them to learn from community health experiences early in their residency.Claudia Graham is a training coordinator in the Division of Community Health. She coordinates the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program. Contact her at email@example.com. Editor’s note: Community Health Corner provides an update on the latest happenings in the Division of Community Health.