Model Focuses on Biopsychosocial Triad

3016CHI strives to be a model for future teaching health centers within community health centers. CHI’s 11 health centers have varied patient populations at each site. Therefore, residents will have the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of situations from uninsured to insured. This lends itself to a wide range of pathology, according to Dr. Molrine Tracey, Chief of the OB/GYN practice and Site Program Director for the OB/GYN Residency Program.

“The population we see is so diverse, not just culturally, but the epidemiology of all the different diseases that we see,” added Dr. Tracey.

CHI’s multitude of services coordinates with the biopsychosocial model: biological with primary and urgent care; psychological with behavioral care; and social with community outreach programs.

“Residents will be exposed to a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach. CHI offers that integration,” Dr. Philippe said. “This is a model that you don’t find often.”

The inaugural class is setting the standard for future classes, so the bar is set high. Residents will have to be committed, disciplined, prompt, reliable, and work and think independently. Most importantly, as CHI’s motto of “Patient Care Comes First,” residents will provide excellent care and respect to patients regardless of their status, Dr. Tracey stressed.

“It has to be in your heart and interest to serve these types of populations. Other residency programs might have some exposure to them, but not at this level,” Dr. Tracey added

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