Contra Costa Regional Family Medicine Training Program
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (CCRFMTP) is an academic and research institution located in Martinez in the United States of America. It is a dynamic, full-spectrum, hands-on, community-integrated family medicine program with a long tradition of sending residents and faculty to remote, underserved global regions
Residents routinely have global health clinical experiences during their six-week away elective in their third year. They also allow some residents to convert one emergency medicine rotation to a disaster relief effort, most recently to New Orleans. They have standing clinical experiences in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Tanzania, China, India, Bhutan, Burma, Indonesia, and many other places around the world. They also have graduates of their program running a remote health care system in Bethel, Alaska, a remote wilderness area that provides services to Inuit and local populations.
Links to the health workforce crisis
CCRFMTP goal is to produce leaders in clinical Family Medicine skilled in the full breadth and depth of their discipline. Focusing on development of appropriate curricula and training for family physicians in resource poor/underserved areas of the world. Its main focus is in residence training in the four areas of surgery, emergency medicine, outpatient pediatrics and orthopedics.
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