Corona/ Flushing/ Jamaica, New York

  • 4-week community based elective 

  • Partnership with Child Center of New York (CCNY), a community based organization (CBO) that provides counseling, education and family services to children, teens and adults in underserved communities  

Rotation includes:

  • Clinical services co-located at Corona Head Start

  • Outpatient services, community health and advocacy programs 

  • Shadowing experiences at Single Stop (social service agency) in South Jamaica

  • Home visits to families in Corona and Flushing


Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, New Town, North Dakota

  • 4-week elective focused on providing culturally appropriate pediatric care to children and families of the Three Affiliated Tribes (the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Native American people). 

  • The elective includes primary and preventative health care services to a population with poor access to child health services

  • Partnership with health facilities on the reservation including Elbowoods Memorial Health Center, Parshall Field Clinic, White Shield Field Clinic; residents may also provide health education at the other affiliated field clinics at Twin Buttes and Mandaree. 

Rotation includes:

  • Working collaboratively with ​programs at Elbowoods and within the local community such as Family Preservation and Social Services, Behavioral Health, School Health Services, Public Health Program, and Healthy Futures Diabetes Clinic

Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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  • 4-week non-clinical, field-based elective that will prepare residents to provide compassionate, effective leadership to advocate for social justice and the rights of all children, particularly those who live in medically underserved and impoverished areas on the U.S./Mexico border. 

  • Partnership with Community for Children

Rotation includes:

  • Spending a significant amount of time with physicians, international public health experts, attorneys, judges, community leaders, child detainees and officials at the U.S. federal detention centers to assess needs and implement advocacy projects

  • Attend workshops on child rights, lectures on social determinants of disease and health, and didactic and discussion on global health ethics

  • Conduct home visits with faculty and health educators to examine the root causes of poverty and immigration issues

  • Engage in mentoring and professional development activities as well as Spanish language classes