Community Health Center Track

KCU's Community Health Center track (CHC) provides you an opportunity to explore the challenges and solutions for providing quality medical care to populations which do not have ready access to routine/specialist medical care. You'll complete required clinical clerkships throughout three Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Additionally, you'll participate in three month-long selectives, including experiences in population health, quality improvement, addictions medicine, oral health, integrated behavioral health care and community health center administration.

Additionally, didactic curricular content will be delivered on a monthly basis, covering the concepts included in health system science. You'll also participate in longitudinal value-added experiential learning opportunities for the duration of your third year. You'll be assigned to one of the three FQHC’s where you'll be incorporated as a functional team member in one of the patient care areas of the center.

In this setting, your duties may include functioning as a care coordinator/community health worker for a small number of patients on a panel, participate as a member of the quality improvement team, or function as part of the care team for patients in a school-based clinic. You'll also complete the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) basic quality certificate during the track.